Eric specializes in creating and executing data-driven integrated communications programs to advance a policy issue, build and protect industry reputations and corporate brands. He is an expert at message creation, media strategy, third-party engagement, content marketing and advocacy strategies for trade associations, corporations and patient advocacy clients.
Eric’s issue portfolio includes reimbursement, regulatory approval, quality programs, coverage decisions, physician group practices, Rx to OTC switches and crisis issues. Eric worked for more than twenty years combined at Edelman and Weber Shandwick focusing on health care, financial services and industrial clients. Earlier in his career, Eric worked on Capitol Hill, for political candidates and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At Weber Shandwick, Eric worked for nine years for the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) , a trade association of medical imaging manufacturers. On behalf of MITA, Eric created a patient advocacy network, Right Scan Right Time, which brings together patient advocates to articulate how public policy issues impact patients’ access to life-saving diagnostic imaging.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Journalism, Eric lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife, two children and one very cute dog. He serves on the Board of Directors for PalTown, a patient engagement, non-profit organization. When he’s not working, he can be found on the basketball court or swimming laps.