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Eric joined JE Dunn Construction and its Science & Technology team in 2013 building on a successful career that includes planning and economic development. Prior to joining JE Dunn, Eric worked as a research facility planner for Treanor Architects. He worked closely with research and development teams to create an environment where investigators were able to perform their work. His experience spans the public and private sectors, planning higher education research and teaching laboratories as well as similar facilities for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers of human and animal health products. Eric uses his planning background to support the implementation of plans through the construction services provided by JE Dunn.
His career started at the Lenexa, KS Chamber of Commerce where he ultimately became the Director of Economic Development. During his tenure, Eric helped recruit and retail over 3,300 jobs that created over $275M of capital investment in Lenexa. During that time, he was integral in the development of the Kansas Economic Growth Act, the enabling legislation that created the Kansas Bioscience Authority. His involvement with bioscience companies gave him a chance to apply his environmental science degree, earned at the University of San Diego in 2000.
Eric continues his involvement in planning and received his designation as a certified planner in 2012 by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), a division of the American Planning Association (APA). He is also heavily involved in multiple scientific fields, sitting on the Board of Directors Kansas BIO, the Missouri Biotechnology Association, and the Midwest Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers. A fourth generation Kansan, Eric is raising a fifth generation of Kansans in Shawnee along with his wife, Allison. As a family, they enjoy hiking the trails in the Kansas City area and annually visit National Parks, America’s Best Idea. He is also the Public Address Announcer for the University of Kansas Men’s Basketball program in Allen Fieldhouse as well as the announcer for Kansas City’s Major League Soccer franchise, Sporting KC, at Sporting Park.