Associate Vice President
As a senior executive communications professional, Erik develops and implements strategies to leverage the leadership voice in advancing college and university goals.
Erik joined RW Jones after a decade at the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University – the largest system of public universities in the nation. As speechwriter and director of executive writing, Erik founded and led the team responsible for trustee, chancellor, executive vice chancellor and vice chancellor communications. This followed previous CSU management roles in media relations and university operations.
Earlier experience includes work as a public affairs account executive for a California-based public relations firm and as a constituent affairs representative for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Erik is a graduate of CSU San Bernardino with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science. Erik earned a Master of Public Administration from CSU Long Beach and earned Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America.
Erik is also an amateur photographer with a love of travel and a very spoiled cat.