Roseann Harrington is Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations at the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUCThe Reliable One). She joined OUC in 1986 and currently serves as both the chief marketing and chief public information officer, responsible for all internal and external corporate relations including: communications, media relations, marketing, customer education, advertising, community relations, local government relations, employee involvement, economic development and e-commerce.
Harrington led the development of the utility’s brand – ―The Reliable One‖ – and has extensive experience building public support for new initiatives and utility infrastructure projects. Known as an ―intrapreneur,‖ Harrington has created new ―start-up‖ departments within OUC like e-commerce and economic development, and launched innovative products and services designed to enhance the utility’s customer experience. She is actively involved with local governments, businesses, and non-profits to create jobs and improve the quality of life in Central Florida through economic development initiatives and community building.
I4 Business Magazine named Harrington a 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year for her work powering economic growth and innovation in Central Florida. And, in 2014, the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council honored her strength of character with its 17th Annual Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award – one of Central Florida’s most prestigious honors for women, which celebrates excellence, ingenuity and the ability to overcome barriers.
Harrington currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Orlando Economic Partnership, the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business Board of Overseers, and the board of directors for the Central Florida Sports Commission. She is also the author of The Businesswoman’s Handbook – Practical Tips for Moving Up the Corporate Ladder, published by her company, Harrington Handbooks, LLC, and a frequent guest lecturer on branding, crisis communication and how women can be successful in the workplace.
Harrington earned a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. She has two daughters and resides in Orlando.