2015 Entrepreneur of the Year: Rollins Crummer Graduate School Women’s Leadership Award
Roseann Harrington is vice president of marketing, communications and community relations for Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). OUC is the 14th largest municipal electric and water utility in the U.S., serving the City of Orlando and parts of Orange and Osceola Counties. Harrington oversees all internal and external corporate relations including communications, media relations, advertising, marketing, customer education, community relations, employee involvement, local government affairs, economic development and e-commerce.
“My biggest surprise has been how much I enjoy the utility industry. Who would have thought a creative person would like power lines, water labs and energy plants? But I do, and I look at utility infrastructure wherever I travel.”
Harrington also published a book titled “The Businesswoman’s Handbook – Practical Tips for Moving Up the Corporate Ladder.” She is developing future titles to focus on training and developing the next generation of leaders.