Jesse Harris

Director Of People; Learning, Engagement & Culture
Virgin Orbit

An Austin native, Jesse is the Director of People for Virgin Orbit in Long Beach where he leads
learning, engagement, and culture for Sir Richard Branson's rocket company. He also teaches
classes and workshops for Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford d.school on
gamification, design thinking, and change. In 2019, he was a contestant on The Price is Right,
and leverages his experience playing and designing games to teach an inspire others to be
metacognitive about play.
Jesse brings his in-house experience leading Talent and HR teams at Virgin America, Alaska
Airlines, and Texas’ largest private employer, H-E-B. He was named one of the 50 Top Leaders
in Learning & Development – Americas by Corinium and regularly presents at conferences across
the country.



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