Denise Harris

Contracts Manager

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Denise is an accomplished commercial transactions professional with more than 15 years’ experience in managing transactions. She has been recognized for rapid mastery and application of skills across a wide array of industries including real estate, finance and hospitality. Her expertise includes the entire life-cycle of contracts from requirements gathering, drafting, negotiating and managing complex contracts for private and government entities.

Having previously worked for several Fortune 500 companies and Am 100 law firms in a transaction and contract management role, Denise comes to BGA from Marriott International where she worked in the legal division assisting franchisees with acquisitions of new hotels.

Denise is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in business communication. She also received a Contract Management Certificate from Villanova University. She is actively involved in community service organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Jack and Jill of America in which he has held numerous leadership roles.

A native of Chicago, Denise lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three children. She is a proud “football mom,” with one son playing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 level and another son active on his high school’s varsity team.