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Greg Harris is in his fifth year as President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Museum is 22 years old and has welcomed 12 million visitors and had an economic impact of $2 billion to the region. Harris joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and oversaw development, special events, membership, board relations and government affairs. As CEO, Harris has guided the organization through an era of unprecedented transformation with a focus on innovation and customer engagement. Under his leadership the Museum has grown attendance and revenue by double digits by executing on a strong strategic plan and focusing on the mission to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll.
Before joining the RRHOF, Harris spent 14 great years as a senior executive at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., where he advanced from curating the Hall of Fame broadcast collection to serving as vice president of development. He worked directly with Baseball Hall of Fame inductees and created a strong national network of donors, sponsors and influencers and represented the institution in Washington, D.C. where he built a successful government affairs practice for the Museum and worked closely with the White House and congressional offices.
Harris’s passion for music made the opportunity to shift from baseball to rock and roll possible. In the 1980s, he and a partner founded, owned and operated the legendary Philadelphia Record Exchange, a retail store that specializes in selling rare, used and independent records. The store mirrored and amplified his love of rock, R&B, soul, blues, country, folk and other musical genres. He also served as a road manager for a national touring group and played bad guitar in garage bands.
A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Harris holds a B.A. degree in history from Temple University and a master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program for History and Museum Studies.