Degree Level/Concentration: Masters of Science Degree, Counseling Psychology
Annette Harris is a specialist in organization development, leadership, and training. She is founder and principal of Sonrise International, a human resource management firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Harris has over 17 years of extensive and diverse experience in the field of industrial organization psychology.
She has worked extensively with corporations,
universities, schools, governments, and professional groups. She has assessed
organization development needs, conducted culture audits, led cultural change
initiatives, developed HR strategies, and translated organizational
effectiveness strategies into corporate profits.
Ms. Harris has also developed, designed, and
facilitated a suite of learning and development programs at State Farm
Insurance Companies, General Electric (GE), Advocate BroMenn
Healthcare, Verizon Wireless, Bank of Illinois, BP North America, Oklahoma
Department of Commerce, Illinois State University and Oklahoma University.
While consulting at Oklahoma University, she
served as a member of the Curriculum Planning Committee where she designed and
evaluated education curricula for senior executives at the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). She also teamed with business executives to co-pilot the
FAA cultural diversity training in the southwest, as well as trained
instructors and business consultants on how to conduct workshops and seminars
on workforce diversity for the FAA.
In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Harris appeared on “CBS Good Morning” as an “Analyst” with Harry Smith and Paula Zahn on the diverse cabinet selection of President William Jefferson Clinton.