Edward “Eddie” Harrison has been named executive director of CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains, and empowers volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in Anderson, Scott, and Blount counties.
Harrison has dedicated his life to the empowerment and mentorship of young men and women living in disadvantaged communities and homes, and has been an advocate for East Tennessee youth for 12 years, a press release said.
“Eddie brings deep experience working as an advocate for disadvantaged kids and nonprofit management to CASA,” Board President John Willis said.
Prior to his work with CASA, Harrison served as the house manager for Columbus Home and earlier as the executive director of Montgomery Village Ministry.
Harrison is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he played football under Coach Phillip Fulmer as a student.
“CASA finds good people willing to be trained as volunteers to advocate for neglected children whose cases are being worked in the court system,” Harrison said. “It is a mission that matters, and one that gets the whole team going every single morning.”
Harrison started on July 6, replacing Naomi Asher, who recently became executive director of the United Way of Anderson County.
For additional information about CASA or to book Edward to speak at an upcoming event, contact the CASA office by phone at (865) 425-0888 or by email at [email protected].
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