Jerome C. Harris, Jr. is chairman of the New Jersey Black Issues Convention.  Mr. Harris is also the President of the Harris Organization, a strategic consulting firm specializing in community and organization development, and an adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department at Rowan University.

Mr. Harris formerly served as Executive Director of the Urban and Public Policy Institute at Rowan University of New Jersey.  He is a former Assistant Secretary of State and Assistant State Treasurer for New Jersey.  He has also served as the Essex County Administrator, City Administrator for the City of Plainfield and Vice President for Government Affairs for the Metro Newark Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Harris holds a MS in Urban Planning and Public Policy Analysis from Rutgers University.  He is a member of the board of the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, the Capital Corridor CDC, CAMConnect and the Camden African American Cultural Center.