Stephen Joshua Harrington
Stephen J. Harrington serves as the Manager, Engagement and External Affairs at the Greater Washington Partnership, a civic alliance of leading employers including Amazon, Capital One, and Exelon to make our region the best place to live, work, and build a business.
At the Partnership, Stephen leads engagement with elected officials, chambers of commerce, philanthropy, and housing leaders. His work with major employers, business groups, and advocates resulted in historic legislation that secured long-term funding for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority across Maryland, Virginia, and the District.
Stephen also leads private sector engagement for JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills for Youth Initiative. This initiative aims to increase the number of young people graduating from high schools, community colleges, and universities with opportunities to secure well-paying tech jobs. Additionally, Stephen manages the Partnership’s Framework for Regional Housing that aims to stabilize and improve the Washington area’s housing market.
Previously Stephen worked for the National Governors Association (NGA) where he advised governors on legislative strategy and policy. While at NGA he managed a five-state initiative to improve coordination between government agencies to increase access for low-income families to employment, education, and social services. Before that, he served in policy roles at the Pew Charitable Trusts and Prince George’s County Council where he advised policymakers on ways to get the highest return on their economic initiatives.
Formerly, Stephen was a fellow with Center for American Progress and the New Leaders Council. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Brown University where he focused on urban economics and corporate social responsibility. He lives with his wife, Michelle, in Prince George’s County, Maryland.