Carnegie Mellon University

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris

President, RUH Consulting

Pittsburgh, PA


Early Stage Startups


STRATEGIC, INNOVATIVE EXECUTIVE with demonstrated success in identifying opportunities for improvement and delivering best practice-driven solutions which advance sustainable growth.

TRANSFORMATIVE, ACCESSIBLE LEADER adept at building critical relationships with multidisciplinary partners, unifying cross-functional teams, and furthering organizational mission.

ENTREPRENEUR with 35 years’ experience developing vision-/mission-based objectives and outcomes, and successfully navigating businesses and organizations through initiation to implementation and ongoing achievement.

STRENGTHS-BASED CONSULTANT skilled in developing purpose-driven, community focused programming and empowering clients to leverage resources and talents.

Harris is as passionate about community involvement as she is about entrepreneurship. In the past several years she has been an active member of the Host Committee of the Annual Greater Pittsburgh Athena Award Program and the Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s Financial Sustainability Vision Team. She is on Mayor Bill Peduto’s Transition Economic Development Committee, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh Loan Review board, the STANDING FIRM advisory council, the Community Day School Leadership Committee, is a member of 74% Kitchen Cabinet at Robert Morris University Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and the PowerUp Pittsburgh Working Group, which was created to ensure community resources are distributed properly to all areas of the city. She is also a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship conferences, workshops, and seminars. She has received marketing awards from Women in Communications and the American Marketing Association, and was selected as the 2010-2011 Member of the Year for the National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh (NAWBO). She was named a winner of Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2012 Women in Business Awards and was selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2012 Western Pennsylvania and Region III Women in Business Champion of the Year.