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Roger Harris to direct Houston First external affairs

Houston • Feb. 9, 2016

HOUSTON – Houston First has hired Roger Harris as director of external affairs to expand the local-government corporation’s community outreach.

"Roger will strengthen our strategic relationships with businesses, organizations and institutions," said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First. "He will also concentrate on enhancing our diversity outreach with our suppliers."


Harris comes to Houston First from Turner Construction, where he was director of business development. Previously, he was external affairs manager at the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity.

A native of Massachusetts, Harris moved to Houston in 1991 and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Houston – Downtown.