Charles E. Harris
Chairman and CEO, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.

Charles E. Harris has been Chairman and CEO of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., a publicly traded venture capital company, since 1984. He has served as a director or trustee, and in the positions of chairman, chief executive officer or control person, of a number of publicly and privately held companies and not-for-profit institutions. Current directorships include two MIT spin-off companies, NBX Corporation and NeuroMetrix, Inc. Prior to 1984, he was chairman of the Wood, Struthers and Winthrop Management Corp. investment advisory subsidiary of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Among his eleemosynary activities, he is a life-sustaining fellow and member of the President’s Council of MIT; a member of the President’s Council of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; prior to the disbandment of that agency, a member of the Advisory Panel for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; he has served for the last two years as a judge for the Lemelson-MIT Inventor Awards Program; he has advised several research universities and institutions on their intellectual property policies, including serving on the Technology Park Council of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and he is active in organizations devoted to the health and welfare of the thoroughbred horse.

His social clubs include The Creek, the Princeton Club of New York, Jupiter Hills Golf Club, the Saratoga Reading Rooms and the Thoroughbred Club of America.

He is a graduate of Princeton University and of Columbia Graduate Business School. He and his wife, Susan, reside in New York City and have two grown children, Elizabeth and David.

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