Eric is the Vice President of Field Advocacy for the Western Region of the American Heart Association. In this role with the AHA, Eric is responsible for managing the Advocacy Department for the Western States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.Eric leads and represents the AHA at multiple levels of Government and with a variety of coalitions, partners, and alliances.
Over the years he has led the AHA through highly successful legislative sessions and campaigns. He has played a key role in driving policy around Tobacco Control, Access to Health Care, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Heart Disease and Stroke.In addition to his work with the American Heart Association, Eric is also an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California where he teaches a Graduate course on Leadership in the Sol Price School of Public Policy.Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Eric worked as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting providing strategic guidance to private and public-sector clients in change management and training.
Eric has also worked in the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC, as a consultant to the California Governor’s office, and on political campaigns at the state and local level.Eric graduated from USC with a Master of Public Policy degree. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.