Orbital Energy Group Inc. (OEG) has appointed La Doris Harris as the company’s chief diversity officer and chief executive officer for its subsidiary, Orbital Solar Services.
“We are proud to announce the appointment of Dot Harris to lead our diversity and renewable strategies. Dot is an incredibly accomplished executive with extensive energy sector and diversity experience, making her an ideal choice to lead our renewable and diversity strategies,” said Jim O’Neil, OEG’s vice-chair and CEO. “Having served as Chief Diversity Officer for the US Department of Energy (DOE) during the Obama Administration, she has incredible insights we can benefit from as OEG strives to make meaningful advances in providing employment opportunities for the disadvantaged and in continuing to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. We look forward to benefiting from Dot’s knowledge and leadership in setting a high bar for our ESG achievements in the industries we serve.”
Harris has more than 30 years of leadership and executive management experience in both the private and public sectors. Throughout her career, Harris has held positions ranging from engineer to corporate officer.
Harris holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a MS in Technology Management from Southern Polytechnic University. She holds honorary PhDs from Chicago State University and Clark Atlanta University.
Orbital Energy’s group of businesses includes Orbital Power Services, Orbital Solar Services, Orbital Telecom Services, and Orbital Gas Systems. Orbital Solar Services provides engineering, procurement, and construction expertise in the renewable energy industry and established relationships with solar developers and panel manufacturers in the utility scale solar market.