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Chris Harris

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Senior Program Officer - Entrepreneurship
Kansas City, Missouri
Chris Harris is a senior program officer in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he focuses on building and expanding the most effective entrepreneurial support models addressing critical barriers for entrepreneurs across the United States. The strategy includes a focus on developing entrepreneurial ecosystems in rural communities and connecting those ecosystems with national entrepreneurship networks. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Harris worked for the Kansas Department of Commerce, where he managed and developed programs to support nonprofit capital campaigns, early-stage equity funding for startups, and support rural community development.

Harris earned a Master of Business Administration from Fort Hays State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Kansas. Chris lives in rural Kansas with his wife and son.