Michael Allen Harrison has been actively advocating on behalf of the Long Island business community for more than three decades. In 2005, his efforts were recognized by the Long Island Association (LIA) when he was named its Small Business Legislative Advocate of the Year. He chaired that organization’s Small Business Council Legislative Affairs Subcommittee for several years, where he helped craft and advocate for the LIA Small Business Legislative Agenda. In that role, he was invited to participate in a select White House event on small business contracting issues.
Business and economic development issues comprised a significant part of his portfolio during his tenure as Long Island Regional Director for Governors Paterson and Spitzer where he received high marks for building constructive bipartisan relationships across all levels of government, as well as for assembling collaborative coalitions with diverse advocacy groups to advance key regional issues. As Chair of the Governor’s Regional Council, he convened the leaders of key state agencies to work cooperatively and proactively with local government, business and nonprofit organizations.
In 2016, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island recognized him with its prestigious Long Island Achievement Award given to a regional leader for effectively promoting Long Island through events, issues, and other notable activities.
Harrison has been called on to generate white papers on redesigning the regional workforce development system, revitalizing regional manufacturing, implementing sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure at Long Island’s wastewater treatment plants, and advancing strategic collaboration among regional nonprofits. Additionally, he chaired a regional Workforce Development Roundtable for the chair of the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee in 2013-14. He is a co-founder of the long Island Lobby Day Coalition and has been an advisor to the Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers and the Nassau County Council of Chambers,
MICHAEL A. HARRISON
LONG ISLAND BUSINESS COUNCIL
308 E Meadow Ave,
East Meadow, NY 11554
223 Wall Street #159,
Huntington, NY 11743