Kyra Harris

Account Director
Charles Ryan Associates
601 Morris Street, Suite 301
Charleston,West Virginia 25301
Class 2019

Kyra Harris is an account director for Charles Ryan Associates (CRA). CRA, headquartered in Charleston, also has offices in Richmond, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CRA is one of the largest woman-owned communications firms in the mid-Atlantic region, employing 39 people.

As account director, Kyra provides leadership and direction on account strategy within CRA and is responsible for day-to-day relations and communication among CRA, its teams and the firm’s multiple clients. She manages the client service team, which consists of senior account executives, copywriters, and account and marketing coordinators. She keeps projects moving forward and ensures all parties are on the same page with her uncanny attention to detail and results-oriented philosophy. Many of the projects managed by Kyra have received advertising and public relations awards on the state and regional levels.

Kyra is a key manager at CRA and has been instrumental in its success over the past decade. She has been with CRA since 2009, starting as an account executive. She began her career in corporate communications at BrickStreet Insurance. Kyra is a graduate of Kent State University, where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and communications, and of Marshall University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in public relations.

In addition to her work as CRA’s account director, Kyra is a member of several organizations and boards:•Immediate Past President, West Virginia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America•Member, West Virginia chapter of the American Advertising Federation •Marketing chair and board member, Chemical Alliance Zone•Marketing committee member, YWCA of Charleston•Member, WELD Charleston•Member, Order of the Eastern Star