Eric Marcus is the Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI).
Eric’s education and professional experience have been in information systems, corporate and technology law, business strategy and senior management. His training includes a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Occidental College and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los
Angeles. His academic activities include being an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, a guest lecturer in law at Marquette University and in business strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and DePaul University. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, seminar leader and author.
As Chief Technology and Chief Information Officer for Commerce Clearing House, Inc., he led a global organization with 1300 employees and a budget of $187 million and managed the turnaround of a highly publicized business crisis in its Australian subsidiary. As Senior Vice President at Hudson IT Solutions he led a $25 million global information technology consulting business focusing on systems integration in the manufacturing sector. After more than 25 years experience in the corporate world, he launched an entrepreneurial venture that has become the most successful business of its kind in Wisconsin – a five star luxury hotel and day care for dogs.
Eric served as an alderman (member of City Council) in Racine, Wisconsin, chaired the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and was a member of the City Plan Commission, Public Works & Services Committee and Public Licensing & Safety Committee. He has been a member of the State Bar of California for nearly 30 years and served as a Municipal Court judge pro tem in Los Angeles.
Eric has also served as president of the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Lincolnshire Community Association, Stevenson High School Community Foundation as well as a number of other volunteer organizations.