Joey Harrison

Human Resources Director

Joey Harrison, Human Resources Director

Joey Harrison has served as the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s human resources director since October 2017.

In this role, Harrison leads the Human Resources Division and is responsible for guiding the development of human resources programs and practice for the agency. 

His team manages and guides critical organizational support functions involving recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee relations, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, benefits administration, safety and health, and HRIS administration.

Harrison is a career state employee with more than 27 years of service. He has worked in a variety of human resources roles at other agencies, including five Cabinet and two Council of State agencies. 

A native of Wake County, Harrison earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University.