J.D. Harrison

J.D. Harrison
Senior Director, Strategic Communications

J.D. Harrison is the senior director for strategic communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he leads a team that specializes in marketing, advertising, digital content, social media and other messaging platforms. The Strategic Communications team works with our partners throughout the organization to plan and execute comprehensive branding and communications initiatives. 

J.D. previously covered small business, entrepreneurship and public policy for The Washington Post, where he helped launch and later ran the Post's On Small Business Blog. OSB was later ranked by Forbes as one of the nation's must-read publications for small business owners. Before moving to Washington, he covered startups and emerging technology for Portfolio in New York.

J.D. is a proud native of Durham, North Carolina and a graduate of both Wake Forest University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Latest Content

In Their Own Words: How D.C.'s Regulatory Machine Steamrolled 36 Small Businesses

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Trump and Clinton Seem to Be Struggling on Immigration. We Can Help.

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