J.D. Harrison is the Executive Director for Strategic Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he leads a talented, cross-discipline communications team that helps advance the organization's programs, policy agenda, and pro-business mission. Specializing in digital marketing and advertising, editorial content, social media, and overall communications strategy, the Chamber's Strategic Communications team works with partners throughout the organization to plan and execute an array of communications projects and campaigns.
Harrison previously covered small business, entrepreneurship, and public policy for The Washington Post, where he helped launch and later managed the Post's On Small Business Blog. On Small Business was ranked by Forbes as one of the nation's must-read publications for small business owners. Before moving to Washington, he covered startups and technology for Portfolio in New York.
Harrison is the co-author of Regulatory Hacking: A Playbook for Startups (Penguin Random House, 2018), a guide for entrepreneurs and innovators disrupting complex industries. Regulatory Hacking was named one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2018 by Inc.
Harrison is a native of Durham, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University before earning master's degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.