Professional Profile: Betsy Harbison 2021

Betsy Harbison

Name: Betsy Harbison

Title: Director of Marketing

Company: Bright Power

Location: Washington, D.C.

Birthplace: Connecticut

Education: University of Pennsylvania 

First job: Retail associate

First job in real estate or allied field: Office manager for a construction firm in Orlando 

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:I have the honor of telling Bright Power’s story, which includes highlighting our innovative and sustainability-minded clients’ work. The future is bright as we plan to help even more real estate owners, developers, and property managers decrease their carbon emissions and create a greener future. 

How do you unwind from a busy day?:Play with my toy poodle and cook with my husband

Favorite book or author: I recently finished “All We Can Save” as part of Bright Power’s book club. It is a collection of essays from women in the climate movement. 

Favorite movie: “The Sandlot” 

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded?:Taylor Swift’s “evermore” album

One word to describe your work environment: Mission-driven

Rules to live by in business: Treat everyone with respect. 

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:Anthony Bourdain. We’d re-recreate his meal with President Obama in Hanoi.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job):Either a travel reviewer with a focus on luxury beach resorts or an ice cream flavor developer.