Tony Yocom, Chairman of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation has announced Stephen O. Harris as the new President of the HCEDC. Chairman Yocom issued the following statement on Steve Harris: “Stephen Harris is a perfect fit to lead the HCEDC. Steve has 30 plus years of economic development, finance, and business expertise and experience. His certifications include Certified Economic Developer (CED), International Economic Development Council, Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), National Development Council, and Certified Green Professional (CGP), National Association of Home Builders. Steve has a BA in Economics; with interdisciplinary emphasis in Urban Studies, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN and has completed graduate courses in public administration, business and real estate finance.” Steve is the son of the late Dr. Lynn and Margaret Harris. He is 1972 graduate of Hope High School.