Len Harris joined Illinois Joining Forces as a Business Manager in September 2016. His team of programs managers connect service members, veterans and their families to much needed services and resources throughout the State of Illinois.
Previously, he spent 18 months as the Director of Veterans Programs for National Able Network. As the Director, Mr. Harris provided oversight of the Veterans employment program, including the development of training and services to assist veteran clients in setting goals and overcoming barriers to employment. He also consulted with numerous civilian employers on the business case for hiring veterans.
Mr. Harris retired from the U.S. Army as a Command Sergeant Major in 2014 after 22 years of military service. His career spanned four continents, including assignments in Asia, Europe and Central America. Mr. Harris deployed in support of operations in South America, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Egypt, as well as to Baghdad, Iraq in 2006-2007 during “The Surge”.
Mr. Harris earned an M.B.A. in Human Resources from Northcentral University, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).