- Social Media
- Active Citizenship
- Good Giving
- Corporate Responsibility
- Be Fearless
With a focus on technology and business, Erich is responsible for finding unique ways in which individuals, foundations, and nonprofits can leverage innovative technology and business models for good. One of his favorite parts of the job is taking what appears to be two disparate ideas and put them together to spark social change.
He also oversees the Foundation’s international development investments, programs and campaigns with an emphasis on creative and disruptive solutions to the clean water and malaria crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, Erich serves on the boards of several organizations and companies, including Causes, Water For People, Network for Good, Malaria No More – NetGuarantee, HelloWallet and LivingSocial.
Erich joined the Case Foundation in 2008 after nearly 15 years in the private sector leading business development efforts in international telecommunications and technology.
Originally from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Washington State University.
Erich is obsessed with sports and will find any way to use sports analogies to make a point. While not spending time with his family, Erich enjoys attending just about any sports event he can get tickets to, reading, and finding ways to spend money at REI and Home Depot.
Favorite Be Fearless Principle: Experiment Early and Often
"I believe that the fast iteration of an idea to action is the best way to make sure one is not paralyzed by indecision. Moving fast but with purpose has always worked for me."