Avaris Concepts, LLC is a management consulting and technical support services company established in Maryland in 2004. The name “Avaris” traces its origins to the former capital of Egypt in 1530 BC. Avaris was located in the northeastern region of the Nile Delta. The area was very prosperous for its hardworking inhabitants. We found this as a telling example of who we are and what we offer as a company. Our motto, “From Concept to Solution” describes the lengths to which we will go to provide outstanding service to our customers.
Avaris was started by Husher Harris Sr. and Husher Harris II. Both principles have strong ties to the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan area. After spending well over 40+ years in Federal and commercial employment these principals decided to start Avaris Concepts, LLC. Their combined experiences provided the initial foundation upon which the company was built.
Husher L. Harris II (President/CEO)
Husher Harris II is an experienced and seasoned business management professional with over 16 years of progressive leadership and bottom line accomplishments. His industry experience ranges from large telecommunications company to national non-profit organization. He is well-versed in handling strategic sourcing initiatives including bid analysis, supplier selection, and negotiation planning. He has spent significant time interfacing with federal Contract Officer Technical Representatives (COTR’s) and Technical Monitors while addressing service delivery challenges arising from contract specification requirements.
Mr. Harris II is adept at coordinating competing and overlapping customer requirements against business resource constraints. He has worked for a number of Department of Defense companies and contractors in a variety of positions. His roles have covered everything from SAP Business Analyst to Integrated Logistics Management. He holds two Bachelor degrees from Ohio University (BA Political Science/BSc. Communications), a Master of Arts from the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) and a Master of Science in Information Systems (UMBC).
Husher L. Harris Sr. (Vice President/COO)
Husher L. Harris, Sr., is a U.S, Army Vietnam veteran who has worked in the field of healthcare management and public administration for a number of years. During his tenure with the U. S Departments of the Navy and Veterans Affairs, he was recognized as an expert in developing, implementing and directing local, regional and national healthcare programs for combat veterans and their families. As one of the six (6) founding regional managers of this national combat veterans reintegration/reentry program, he was credited with developing, implementing and managing thirty one (31) government, and twenty seven (27) contractual community-based mental health counseling centers (Vet Centers) for veterans residing in the Mid Atlantic Region (Northeast TN, NC, VA, WVA, MD, PA, DC, DE and NJ).
After leaving federal service in 1997, Mr. Harris was recruited by Maryland State government to fill a key executive position as Executive Director of Internal Operations in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). In this capacity, he had management oversight of budget and finance, contracts and procurement, human resources, research and policy development, facilities management, and related administrative support functions required to assist DPSCS' Information Technology and Communications Division (ITCD) in achieving its public safety mission.
Mr. Harris is active in local veterans affairs; is a volunteer Disaster Mental Counselor for the American Red Cross; Mental Health Counselor for The Pro Bono Counseling Project; and a member of Maryland Public Television’s 2015 Salute to Vietnam Veterans. He is a Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC); and, a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). He holds an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA).
NAICS Codes: 541611, 541330, 541612, 541613, 541614, 541618, 541690
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