Rita Harris, former legislative liaison for the state Department of Commerce, started a job this week at McGuireWoods Consulting as a vice president in the Raleigh office. She'll focus on infrastructure, economic development, incentives, and state government relations.
Harris was the Commerce liaison since 2008. Before that, she did the same job for the N.C. Ports Authority.
Harris was a budget adviser to former House Speaker Jim Black, a Charlotte Democrat who was convicted on corruption charges and spent about three years in federal prison.