Bethany Harris – Executive Vice President, 8(a) Business

Bethany Harris serves as the Executive Vice President of 8(a) Business for Waséyabek Development Company. In this role, Ms. Harris is responsible for the overall growth and strategic direction for the Waséyabek federal entities. Ms. Harris oversees business development activities and contract operations, develops, and maintains key partnerships, and identifies market opportunities that will maximize performance, drive revenues, and achieve profitability goals.

Prior to joining WDC, Ms. Harris practiced law for seven years, both in Chicago and Michigan. As a former litigator, Ms. Harris has extensive experience in negotiation and practiced business law in matters involving real estate, environmental compliance, and employment issues. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in Political Science and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ms. Harris also works closely with internal and external team members to leverage WDC’s Tribal 8(a) advantages through its SBA certified 8(a) companies and through acquisitions. Ms. Harris works closely with the WDC Investment, Compliance, and Legal departments to ensure overall adherence to program requirements while strategically maximizing the full extent of the Tribal 8(a) advantages in federal sales.

Ms. Harris is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association and the Michigan Chapter of Women in Defense.

Bethany Harris serves as the Executive Vice President of 8(a) Business for Waséyabek Development Company. In this role, Ms. Harris is responsible for the overall growth and strategic direction for the Waséyabek federal entities. Ms. Harris oversees business development activities and contract operations, develops, and maintains key partnerships, and identifies market opportunities that will maximize performance, drive revenues, and achieve profitability goals.

Prior to joining WDC, Ms. Harris practiced law for seven years, both in Chicago and Michigan. As a former litigator, Ms. Harris has extensive experience in negotiation and practiced business law in matters involving real estate, environmental compliance, and employment issues. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in Political Science and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ms. Harris also works closely with internal and external team members to leverage WDC’s Tribal 8(a) advantages through its SBA certified 8(a) companies and through acquisitions. Ms. Harris works closely with the WDC Investment, Compliance, and Legal departments to ensure overall adherence to program requirements while strategically maximizing the full extent of the Tribal 8(a) advantages in federal sales.

Ms. Harris is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association and the Michigan Chapter of Women in Defense.