William E. Harrell, Jr. ‘94
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
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 is the Regional Vice President of all Radio One Markets in Ohio, inclusive of Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus. Prior to becoming Regional Vice President, Mr. Harrell served as Vice President and General Manager of the Cleveland market from 2014 to 2015 after leading the Columbus market from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Harrell was president and CEO of the Columbus Urban League for five years prior to joining Radio One, which was preceded by his role of Executive Director I KNOW I CAN and various management positions with The Kroger Company. Mr. Harrell also served as a Commissioner of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, through a gubernatorial appointment, from 2008-2012. He served as Chairman of the Commission from 2009-2011. Mr. Harrell currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Ohio Debate Commission.