David N. Harris


David N. Harris is a Huntington, WV native. He attended Douglass High School and graduated from Huntington High School. He also graduated from Marshall University with a BBA degree in Business Management, a MBA degree in Business Management and a MA Degree in History.

Mr. Harris’ military service was in the United States Army where he served as Company Commander, Supply Officer and attainted the highest rank of Captain. He was honorably discharged with various honors and awards after 4+ years.

His employment history includes:
• Inco Alloys where he was an employee and Compliance Manager with 21 years of service
• Basic Supply where he was Co-Owner and Metal Supplies Manager with 7 years of service
• Marshall University where he served as an Adjunct Professor in the History Department with 21 years of service (mostly while employed with Inco and/or Basic Supply)
• Marshall University and Technical College where he served as Adjunct Professor in the Business Administration Department (mostly while employed with Marshall University for 14 years)

His community service includes:
• Chairman, Board of Directors, Southwest Community Action Council
• Member, Huntington Police Department Civil Service Commission
• Member, Board of Directors, A.D. Lewis Community Center
• Member, Board of Directors, Volunteer and Coach, Huntington Little League
• Member, Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation
• Member, Board of Directors, Cabell/Huntington NAACP

His recognitions and awards include:
• Received the “Mover and Shaker” Community Recognition from the Huntington Herald Dispatch Newspaper
• Received the Veteran Administration Community Service Award
• Received the Marshall University Outstanding Black Alumni Award
• Recognized as a “History Hero” by the State of West Virginia
• Recognized by the City of Huntington with a street nam