Director of Financial Services, Partner
Prior to starting her own government relations and political fundraising firm, Harris began her lobbying career in Missouri working for several clients as a member of the Jefferson City firm Patek & Associates. She also managed the fundraising and grassroots operations of Election Day Enterprises, LLC, a campaign consulting and fundraising firm in Jefferson City. During that tenure, she helped obtain $1 million in additional funding for the UMKC School of Dentistry for additional clinical staffing and $250,000 in funding for Dental Hygienist Distance Learning Committee. In her efforts for Southeast Missouri State University, she worked to secure $17.2 million to fund renovation and construction of an addition at their River Campus, $4.5 million to build their business incubator facility, and over $2.6 million for a new autism center. Harris also coordinated statewide communications and grassroots efforts with The Direct Impact Company in an effort to assist Sikorsky Corporation with the promotion of their new VH-92 presidential demonstrator helicopter. Further, she organized facility tours and briefings for several HealthSouth surgery centers with key leaders of both legislative chambers as well as intensive life sciences briefings with more than 30 members of the General Assembly at the Stowers Institute. Harris has experience working on behalf of Republican candidates throughout the state of Missouri. In 2008 Harris led the fundraising operations of Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, Senators Bill Stouffer and Jane Cunningham, as well as Representatives Mark Bruns and Mike Lair. In the 2006 election cycle, she coordinated fundraising for Senators Norma Champion and Brad Lager. In 2004, she handled fundraising efforts for Senators Chuck Gross, Charlie Shields, David Klindt, Bill Stouffer, and Chuck Purgason and for Representatives Tom Dempsey and Brad Lager. She also assisted in fundraising and grassroots efforts for Governor Matt Blunt and the Missouri Republican Party. Also during the 2004 election cycle, Harris served as a political consultant to the Committee to Improve Missouri’s Roads and Bridges, which passed Constitutional Amendment 3 with notable success. Past municipal clients include the cities of Riverside and Excelsior Springs. Previously Harris worked as an intern in the Virginia General Assembly for Senate President Pro Tem and Appropriations Chair John Chichester assisting in his constituent services, legislative tracking, and scheduling needs. She returned to Missouri in 2003 to serve in the office of then Secretary of State Matt Blunt’s Chief Deputy. Harris graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with a Concentration in World Politics and Diplomacy and a minor in Anthropology.