The Executive Committee of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation has appointed Roger A. Harrison as board secretary. The Foundation is the nonprofit resource development organization that supports Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC). Harrison has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since fiscal year 2011.
The foundation was incorporated in 1987 to assist in providing resources to support, improve, and promote technical and adult education programs and services for students in DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton, and Morgan counties.
Roger A. Harrison is the President and CEO of Professional Recruiting, Inc. (PRI). PRI is a U.S. based executive and professional placement firm with offices in Atlanta, Dubai, and Greenville, where they source top executives and professionals for both permanent placements and contract assignments worldwide.
Prior to taking the helm at PRI, Harrison was the Chief Business Development Officer at Wagner Service Solutions where he was responsible for the executive recruitment division as well as the overall sales and marketing growth of the corporation.
Harrison holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Presbyterian College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College and State University, and he has completed two years of coursework towards his Doctorate in Public Administration at Valdosta State University. He maintains his certification in Leadership Development from the University of Georgia, was a certified interviewer for the Coca-Cola Company, and is certified by the Kauffman Foundation as a FasTrak® Entrepreneurial facilitator.
“Roger has been an active and engaged trustee, and we are fortunate that he accepted the leadership position vacated by the former Secretary of the GPTC Foundation,” said Dr. Jabari Simama, college President. “The GPTC Foundation is expanding its reach and impact on the college and community. We are actively recruiting for trustees such as Roger to join the foundation and take a leadership role in major fundraising activities.”