Whitney Harris serves as Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant to the Executive Vice President for the Florida Chamber Foundation, the research and solutions development arm of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Working in partnership with state business leaders, the Foundation is dedicated to guiding Florida toward a future economy that includes high-paying jobs, global competitiveness and vibrant and sustainable communities.
In her position, Whitney leads the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Internship Program to place qualified Floridians with disabilities into temporary employment. She also coordinates Florida 2030 Town Hall Meetings to engage business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties in identifying key trends and factors that drive their economies.
Whitney holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St. Petersburg College in 2012. After the completion of her residency in Denver, CO, she became a Certified Prosthetist by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. Learning that her passion was in disability advocacy and not patient care, Whitney switched career paths and returned to Florida to work in the non-profit industry before joining the team at the Florida Chamber Foundation.
She is currently the Tallahassee Chapter President for LIM359 (a nonprofit that she helped found), secretary for the Association of Youth Leadership Forums, a long-time volunteer at Florida’s Youth Leadership Forum and a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle. Whitney was also recently appointed to the Florida Independent Living Council by Governor Rick Scott. Whitney Harris resides in Tallahassee, FL.