Maxine Pryor-Harris is the President and CEO of Maxx Impact Group, a purpose driven management consulting firm that advises clients with Small Business programs, Workforce Development, strategic planning, and policy development. Clients include municipalities and public sectors, prime contractors, corporations, and D/S/M/WBE certified Businesses. Ms. Pryor-Harris is currently participating on mega projects valued at over $3 billion and is directing the small business utilization and goal attainment for nearly $300 million. She is a gifted strategist who is passionate and skilled at advising executive leadership and aiding in the development and implementation of equitable, socially responsive outcomes for clients and communities.
Headquartered in metro Denver, Colorado Maxx Impact Group’s project experience, process improvement and cultural competence brings great value with meaningful and innovative solutions. Ms. Pryor-Harris is currently overseeing the S/MWBE and Workforce Development Programs on the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Completion Project and is also managing the MWBE Outreach and Workforce Development Program for the airport’s Concourse Expansion Program. Ms. Pryor-Harris has served as the MWBE consultant for the City and County of Denver with the rewrite of the city’s MWBE Ordinance for both the Construction and Purchasing Divisions and is the former Vice Chair of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Small Business Construction Collaborative Forum where she helped to develop small business capacity building initiatives Ms. Pryor-Harris was the first female President for the Colorado State chapter of the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and Co-Chair of the national C.I.T.Y. (Careers in Transportation for Youth) Internship program.
Ms. Pryor-Harris has been recognized both locally and nationally for her work by organizations such as the Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) Way-Maker Award, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) National Emerging Leader of the Year, Colorado Black Women for Political Action (CBWPA) Economic Development Award, National Council of Negro Women Salute to Black Women Award, Hensel Phelps Women’s Construction Industry Award, and Women in Construction Industry Spotlight Award/Recognition. She has been featured as a panelist in the 2021 Denver Startup Week event and is a 2022 cohort in the distinguished Leadership Denver program.
Ms. Pryor-Harris holds and MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a BA from Bennet College in Business Administration-one of only two all-female HBCUs.
Ms. Pryor-Harris’s volunteering includes her role as a senior advisor to the Colorado Beautillion Cotillion, a rite of passage mentoring program for underserved youth and The Epworth Foundation. She also serves as a member of Colorado Black Leadership Coalition, the NAACP Denver chapter, and is a mentor for COMTO Scholarship recipients. Most recently, Maxine also the creator of the newly founded Studio31 – a faith-based leadership development program for professional women and those in underserved communities.
Ms. Pryor-Harris is passionate about family and relishes the time spent with two young adult children: Khameron and Sidnie and husband Hezekiah.