Joseph Harris
Emergency manager, The City of Benton Harbor

Joseph Harris, a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor, is the emergency manager for the City of Benton Harbor. He was the auditor general for the City of Detroit from 1995 to 2005, and Detroit’s chief financial officer from 2008 to 2009 under interim mayor Kenneth Cockrel. Prior to his employment with the City of Detroit, Mr. Harris was the controller for Domino’s Pizza Distribution. Mr. Harris also served as a full-time accounting instructor for Wayne State University from 1980 to 1986, and afterwards as an adjunct accounting professor until 2005.

Mr. Harris has an MBA degree from the University of Michigan and a BBA degree from the University of Detroit. He is a U.S. Army veteran.