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The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce named Daphanie Harris their Ambassador of the Year during the annual meeting on Dec. 2.
The award was presented in front of a full house at Richmond Hill City Center.
Harris grew up and attended public school in Albany, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus. Later, she received a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management at Webster University. She received her professional certification earlier this year from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Through her employer, Coastal Electric Cooperative, she is actively involved in community service working for Family Promise, Susan B. Koman Foundation, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Magnolia Manor at Midway, Tri-County Protective Agency, and the Liberty County Homeless Coalition. She serves on the board of the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority in Brunswick.
Harris came to Coastal Electric Cooperative in 2015 as its HR manager. Prior to that, she gained a wealth of experience as a Soldiers For Life transition counselor at SERCO/Fort Stewart, an HR generalist at Schneider, an HR business partner at Lockheed Martin, and an HR generalist at Jacobs Technology.
She is married to Shariff Harris and resides in Richmond Hill with their son Ian.