Eric currently serves as the Interim CEO for Teton Science Schools in Jackson, WY. Based in Chicago, Eric also has a philanthropic and business consulting practice.
Previously, Eric served as President and CEO of Forefront, the only regional association in the U.S. that represents grantmakers, nonprofits, advisors, social entrepreneurs, impact investors and their allies. Forefront has 1,100 Members and its mission is to be build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. He was also President and CEO of The Cara Program, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive training, job placement and support services to individuals who are homeless and struggling in poverty. During Eric’s tenure, The Cara Program founded and established 3 social enterprises, including Cleanslate Chicago.
Eric earned a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service. Eric serves on the Advisory Board for Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Leadership Council for the Baumhart Center at Loyola University Chicago. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, Growing Community Media, and the Network for Young Adult Success. He is Vice Chair of Membership for the Economic Club of Chicago.
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