I am a communications leader specializing in branding and voice, marketing strategy, corporate style development, grant and proposal development, and workflow design. These skills have allowed me to make a dramatic impact wherever I’ve turned in my career—first in book publishing, then in architectural software, and now in the nonprofit world.
- Print, digital, and executive
- Workflow design
- Book and technical editing
- Graphic design
- Department leadership
- Strategic planning
- Hiring and personnel decisions
- Succession planning
- Team oriented
- Committed to excellence
Intercollegiate Studies InstituteAugust 2013 - presentDirector, Major Gift Operations
I oversee all written major gift communications, including proposals, reports, thank-you letters, and campaign updates, ensuring they are written in the most professional, creative, and inspirational manner and result in maximum income to fund ISI’s key programs.
Architectural Computer Services (ARCOM)June 2008 - August 2013Editorial Director
I joined ARCOM as an editor in 2008 but was quickly promoted when the company realized that, although I am a good editor, I’m an even better communications manager. I transformed the company’s antiquated, paper-based editing system into a streamlined approach that required fewer staff members but produced a higher-quality result. The result was that when I left, the company’s communications were in better shape than they had ever been in its 40-year history.
P&R Publishing CompanyJune 2005 - June 2008Associate Director of Editorial
P&R Publishing gave me my first full-time job after college, and since it’s a small organization, I had the opportunity to dive right into a wide variety of tasks. At first, I worked in marketing and strategically developed all kinds of creative materials (such as catalogs and ads), and then I moved into book development, where I evaluated projects for financial viability and streamlined the publication process to reduce the time needed to produce a book.
By the time I moved to Washington DC and joined ARCOM, P&R had become an organization with solid editorial processes, and it has gone on to achieve significant success in a challenging industry.
MBASeptember 2005 - September 2007Drexel University
BA, PublishingAugust 2001 - May 2005Bob Jones University
Political Journalism CertificateSummer 2004Georgetown University
I had the pleasure of working with Eric on multiple projects during our MBA studies. He has a truly unique capacity to balance competitive outcomes with a comprehensive awareness of how those solutions will impact both local and global communities. To preserve business strategy along with compassion for the individual is the mark of a genuinely valuable businessperson. Eric does this expertly and it is a testament to the quality of his work as well as the strength of his character. His innovative mind and work ethic will be an asset in any environment.
Zachary SchruersDirector of Client Relationships, Altus Partners