Ramsey L. Harris is the Senior Vice President and Greater Maryland Market Manager for Community Development Banking and the Corporate Responsibility Group at PNC. Harris provides strategic leadership and financial solutions for social challenges that focus on affordable housing, economic development, community development lending and investing, financial education, and revitalization/stabilization of neighborhoods and communities in distress.
As a native Baltimorean, Harris is very active in the Eastside and Westside communities of Baltimore. He is passionately dedicated to making generational impact for families and communities in Baltimore City and surrounding counties by promoting homeownership, financial literacy, health, and wellness. Harris is also proudly committed to the empowerment of black entrepreneurs and advocacy for the Minority and Small Business Community. He has cultivated effective partnerships with a wide array of organizations, corporations, and institutions throughout Baltimore and the state of Maryland, including: The National and Greater Baltimore Urban League; The National and Baltimore Branch of the NAACP; The Baltimore Times, Inc.; The AFRO American Newspapers; Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Minority/Women-Owned Business Development, Small Business Resource Center; The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture; Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association; Morgan State University’s School of Business and WEAA Radio; Coppin State University’s School of Business; and the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore Police Dept., to name a few.
Harris currently serves on the following boards and commissions: Community Development Network of Maryland; Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission; Morgan State University/Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management’s Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC) Advisory Board; The Family League of Baltimore; Year Up Mid-Atlantic; Light, Health, and Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc.; the Achievement Academy’s Community Advisory Board. He previously served on the boards of: Pimlico Community Development Authority (PCDA); New Pathways, Inc./Pressley Ridge; Urban Financial Services Coalition. He has also served as a mentor/facilitator for the “Stocks in the Future” Program in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Harris has received multiple awards and accolades for his contributions to the community.
Prior to his role as Senior Vice President and Community Development Market Manager, Harris served as Vice President and East Territory LMI/CRA Business Advisor in the Retail Lending Distribution Management division at PNC. Harris was responsible for overseeing and executing strategic plans that enable the bank to achieve specific Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) focused goals/measures of lending to businesses located within designated, inner-city/Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) geographies throughout the entire East Coast.
Harris has over 15 years of sales management and consultation, small business lending and business banking, community/economic development lending and investing, and financial services experience. Prior to joining PNC, he started his banking career as a Sales Consultant at Bank of America. Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Business &Technical Writing and a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Delaware.