Marci Harris: Speaker

Marcis HarrisMarci Harris: Speaker

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Website: popvox.com

Entrepreneur, lawyer, former congressional staffer. Working on a project to amplify and quantify citizen engagement.

Marci Harris is a former congressional staffer, lawyer, and co-founder and CEO of POPVOX. In 2010, she left Washington to co-found POPVOX, which since 2011 has delivered millions of verified constituent messages to Congress through its neutral, transparent online platform and catalogued the policy positions of thousands of advocacy organizations.

Marci Harris is a former congressional staffer, lawyer, and co-founder and CEO of POPVOX. In 2010, she left Washington to co-found POPVOX, which since 2011 has delivered millions of verified constituent messages to Congress through its neutral, transparent online platform and catalogued the policy positions of thousands of advocacy organizations.
A former Congressional staffer and lawyer, Marci says that her “first startup was a town,” as she led Jackson, TN’s rebuilding efforts following a 2004 tornado. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland and attended law school at the University of Memphis (J.D.) and the American University Washington College of Law (LL.M). From 2007-2010, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives covering tax, trade, and health for a senior Ways and Means member.
Marci serves on the board of LaunchTN and the advisory boards of VoteRunLead, and Citizinvestor. Marci is a mentor at the Code for America Accelerator and theCO in Jackson, Tennessee. She was named one of Fast Company magazine’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business (2012), received a Tribeca Film Festival Award for Creative Disruption (2012), and was listed as one of DC’s “Tech Titans” by Washingtonian magazine (2013), a 2013 “FastCase 50,” and a 2014 “Digital Citizen of the Year.