DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Eric joined the StraightUp Solar team in 2019 as the Director of Business Development. With an Economics degree from Grinnell College and a Master’s of Planning Degree from the University of Minnesota, Eric has been interested in the triple-bottom line of people, planet and profit throughout his professional career. For sixteen years he held positions at the St. Louis Regional Chamber in sustainability, public policy and economic development. Eric also led the St. Louis Green Business Challenge which assisted 175 businesses to improve sustainable businesses and reduce their environmental impact. He also directed the Chamber’s green economy focus, producing the St. Louis Green Jobs Report and convening the Green Confluence Summit. Previous to his roles at the Chamber, Eric did planning and marketing for hospitals, city planning, and sports reporting.
When not working, eating and sleeping, Eric can be found picking weeds out of his garden, riding the region’s bike trails, and walking to get coffee with his wife. Eric said he is excited to be part of a team that makes the local community more sustainable now and for future generations.