William E. Harrell, Jr. ‘94

William “Eddie” Harrell Jr. earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Otterbein University in 1994 and his master’s degree in business administration from Ashland University. He has been president and CEO of the Columbus Urban League since April 2006. Prior to joining the Columbus Urban League, Harrell served as the executive director of I KNOW I CAN and Project GRAD Columbus. Prior to joining I KNOW I CAN, he served on the organization’s Board of Directors. He also held various management positions with The Kroger Company. Harrell serves on the Board of Directors for COSI Columbus, Columbus City Schools Education Foundation, and KIPP Central Ohio. Harrell serves on the Advancement and Finance Committees of the Otterbein Board of Trustees.