After being ‘bitten by the bug’ more than twenty years ago, the event industry still teaches and excites this veteran every day. Truly fresh approaches to marketing and business development are hard to come by, but the Admin Awards is the real deal! That is what drew Eric away from a decade of agency life to his role as SVP, Partnerships for the Admin Awards. Prior to joining the Admin Awards, Eric was SVP, Marketing & Strategy for The Wilkinson Group, one of the nation’s leading experiential marketing agencies. During his years at TWG, Eric directed the agency’s operations, business development and client/project management efforts. He built and led teams who created and delivered large-scale, integrated events and sponsorship initiatives for a diverse client roster including: Blackstone/Equity Office, Maker Media, UCSF, Nitro Circus Live, the National Lacrosse League and The San Francisco Maritime Parks Association. Eric holds a degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University and has lived in the Bay Area for 30 years. He is thankful for the fun, rewarding journey his career as a marketer and strategist has provided and is proud to be a member of the Admin Awards Team. Eric loves his extended family and close friends and is grateful for every day with them.