Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation

TITLE: Chief Executive Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Environmental protection and conservation

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PROFILE: Eric Eikenberg is the CEO of the Everglades Foundation and has been with the funder since July 2012. He previously worked as a senior policy advisor at Holland & Knight LLP and as the chief of staff for the executive office of the governor in Tallahassee, Fla. He also worked as the chief of staff at the U.S. House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.

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Appointed to the position of CEO by the Foundation’s board of directors in July of 2012, Eric Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. During his time in public service, Eikenberg served as chief of staff to former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw. Immediately preceding his joining the Everglades Foundation, Eikenberg served as senior policy advisor at the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP co-chairing the firm’s Florida Government Advocacy Team with former Gov. Bob Martinez. As the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, Eikenberg leads the Foundation's science, advocacy, communications and legal teams, which are nationally recognized for their expertise in Everglades restoration. A graduate of the American University and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Eric and his family live in Miami.

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