Dr. Kenneth L. Harris is known for his innovative style and visionary approach to addressing societal and economic challenges within Black and Brown communities. Born and raised in Detroit, Dr. Harris started the International Detroit Black Expo, Inc. (IDBE), which reached 300,000 consumers, becoming one of the largest expositions in the entire country in 5 years. The Honorable Dr. Harris was also elected to the Detroit Charter Commission and served as the President/CEO of Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce. He became the 12th President/CEO of the National Business League, Inc (NBL)., encompassing more than 150,000 members and 365 local leagues, with access to 2.9 million Black-owned businesses across the country.

Dr. Kenneth L. Harris received his undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University. He has received several additional degrees and specialties along with a dual Ph.D. at Michigan State University in African American and African Studies and Economics with a specialization in Business and Entrepreneurship from the Eli Broad School of Business.