As acting CFO, Harris will oversee BPA's debt management program, accounting, cash management, and budgeting for BPA’s $1 billion total capital budget and $4.3 billion total expense budget.
Previously, Harris served as the deputy chief operating officer, retaining the same authorities as the chief operating officer, and was responsible for the oversight of Power Services; Transmission Services; Environment, Fish and Wildlife; Customer Support Services; and the Business Transformation Office.
Harris started at BPA in 2009 as a student trainee within Finance before taking a full-time position as a financial analyst. He has worked as a financial analyst in Finance, Enterprise Risk Management and Transmission Operations. He later served in management roles within Finance’s treasury and budget organizations, including as the budget officer and manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. He also led the development of BPA's 2018 Financial Plan, a key component of BPA's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan.
Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Vanguard University of Southern California and graduated summa cum laude from Willamette University with a master’s in business administration.