David Harrington is president and CEO of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he is the primary advocate, policy advisor, and spokesperson for over 500 businesses, and led the Chamber to a “Top 15” regional ranking, as determined by the Washington Business Journal. Previously, Harrington was a Maryland State Senator (representing the 47th Legislative District), Mayor of the Town of Bladensburg, MD, and member of the Prince George’s County Council. He was a faculty member at Harvard University’s Summer Institute on Reading, Writing, and Civic Education, and associate director of the University of Maryland James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership.
Harrington serves on the board of directors of Dimensions Health Care, Bowie State University, and Greater Baden Hospital; chair of the boards of Anacostia River Keeper and CommonHealth ACTION; chair of the revenue generation committee of the Consumer Health Foundation; and on the national advisory council of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University, and completed graduate coursework at Miami University of Ohio and Harvard University.