Eric joined MSU in 2023 as an Assistant Instructor and professor of practice. He brings over 25 years of working in integrated communications agencies and Chicago's top-tier newsrooms.
At Benderoff Communications, Eric offers media strategy, executive media training, presentation training, crisis communications, and writing services.
At BCW, a global Top 3 communications firm, Eric trained hundreds of executives at Fortune 500 firms, including Accenture, Bank of America, Ford, and Special Olympics International. Eric worked at the Chicago Tribune as a business editor, personal technology columnist, reporter, and feature writer covering the intersection of technology and culture. He discussed technology trends weekly on Chicago's top morning radio show, hosted a weekend TV segment, and appeared regularly on Chicago public television. At the Chicago Sun-Times, he was a business and real estate editor and columnist.
Eric is a Journalism graduate of Michigan State University. He serves as a founding member of MSU's Professional Advisory Board for the Advertising & Public Relations departments. He also studied improv at Chicago’s Second City.