Eric Marcus is the Chief Administrative Officer of The NARBHA Institute and the Executive Director of the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI). His full resume may be found at Marcus Resume.
Eric is responsible for programs, strategy, budget and day-to-day administration, developing partnerships, new horizons including sustainable impact and disruptive technology at The NARBHA Institute along with responsibility for the Well North Communities subsidiary, providing permanent supportive house to individuals and families with serious mental illness, and Sustainable Economic Development Initiative subsidiary promoting sustainable economic prosperity in northern Arizona through ecological health, social equity, and a resilient economy. He received the 2015 Leadership Award for Significant Contributions to Statewide Sustainability from Arizona Forward.
Eric also serves as the Chair, Arizona Forward Natural Resources Education & Advocacy Committee; Board Member and Vice Chair, Arizona Town Hall Development Committee responsible for Client Consulting; Chair, Flagstaff Unified School District Foundation; Immediate Past Chair, Verde Valley Agriculture Coalition; Board of Directors member of the Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs; and member, Yavapai College Verde Valley Executive Dean's Advisory Committee. Eric also serves as a Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District Governing Board Member.
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 is the author of "The Digital Alchemist," Strategic Vision Press (2002) – Benjamin Franklin award winner for outstanding business book. He is an internationally-known speaker and has been a guest lecturer, Executive MBA Program, University of Chicago, guest lecturer, Executive MBA Program, DePaul University, and taught research methods and critical thinking at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside.
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.