Founder/Executive Director-Jared Harris
Mr. Jared Harris specializes in graphic and web design, photography, video and social media. A recent marketing graduate from Dillard University where he had the honor of being awarded the Dean’s scholar award. In addition, he obtained various scholarships from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Educational Assistance scholarship, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity scholarship, Tops Louisiana scholarship and others. He received an honors award upon graduation and finished with an accumlative G.P.A. of a 3.2.
After submitting a mock web design for his Internet Marketing course, Jared was hired by Beacon Industries, LLC to create and design the company’s website. In addition, his coursework landed him an opportunity to design a local company’s logo in his Business Research class. And finally, Jared was chosen to lead other marketing students in the Google Online Marketing Challenge and has had the opportunity to participate in the Google Community Leaders (CLP) program.
During his participation within the program Jared was a member of the marketing team where he did photography for Google CLP events, he designed flyers for Google CLP events, he managed their social media pages through Google plus G+ and twitter. He also helped train the New Orleans community as well as business owners on how to use Google tools such as, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Analytics. One of his greatest achievements was assisting with the marketing team in forming the first Google Business Group in the U.S.
Not only did Jared excel in the classroom, but he was also an active leader in many organizations. As a member of Dillard University American Marketing Association (AMA), he was instrumental in successfully creating a clothing line to highlight the organization.
Jared credits his leadership in this challenge to his participation in the Google Community leaders program (CLP).
Currently, Jared is Creating his Own Paths and doing work for notable companies throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. Jared recently worked for Nissan of New Orleans in the marketing and development area as their Social Media Specialist. During the extent of Jared’s contract he was responsible for managing Nissan’s social media accounts. He also was responsible for graphic design, photography, videography and many more. Currently, he is the website manager for Black College Money, Inc., a site designed to promote financial literacy for college students, the website manager and marketing director of communictaions for Take The Lead Foundation, Social Media and Marketing Representative of Brothers Empowered to Teach. Jared is also the web site and social media manager for Delfeyao Marsalis' Uptown Music Theatre. He has done everything from graphic design, photography, video and social media for notable companies like New Orleans Firstline Charter School, Dillard University, Orleans Parish School Board, College Track New Orleans,KIPP Reniassance High School and many more.