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 visitors of Bowie State University; chair of the boards of Anacostia River Keeper, CommonHealth ACTION, and Consumer Health Foundation; and Chair 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.