James E. (Jim) Harrison
Late Chief Executive Officer, LYNX
This page is in memoriam of our late CEO who passed away on August 12, 2022.
James E. (Jim) Harrison is assigned as Chief Executive Officer at LYNX. Jim is an experienced professional with technical, management and legal expertise in a wide array of regional transportation areas in both government and private sector settings, and has been a key partner in LYNX for over twenty years. Prior to joining LYNX, Jim was Assistant County Administrator for Orange County and acted as the senior policy advisor on regional transportation issues for the County. Throughout his career with Orange County, Jim worked as Director of Regional Mobility, Director of Growth Management and Manager of Public Works Engineering. Prior to joining the County, Jim worked as a private engineering consultant.
Jim has a broad educational background, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida. Jim received his Juris Doctor from the Barry University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Barry Law Review and graduated summa cum laude.
Jim is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, and a past member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jim is proud to be a Florida native, and although he has lived and worked in Orange County for over 30 years he visits his family and childhood home in Melbourne frequently. In his spare time, Jim enjoys adventure travel, mountain biking and boating.