Dallas Regional Chamber
Eric Griffin is the Managing Director of Research and Innovation at the Dallas Regional Chamber where he is responsible for:
· providing research and data analysis services to support DRC staff, members and stakeholders, as well as businesses and professionals contemplating a relocation to the Dallas Region;
· elevating the Dallas Region’s profile as a center of innovation and home for creative solution seekers;
· tackling timely and relevant matters of regional sustainability; and
· providing thought leadership on public and private sector applications of emerging technologies.
Prior to joining the DRC in 2014, Eric served as the Sector/Sustainability Manager at Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas where he was responsible for initiating sector-based workforce development strategies to support the long-term sustainability of key industries in the region.
Before that, Eric enjoyed a career in crafting public policy and engaging in municipal public administration. He served as a policy advisor to an Oakland city councilmember representing the 7th district before transitioning to local government management when he joined the city manager’s office in Dallas. While at the City of Dallas, he held a variety of increasingly responsible positions in management areas including intergovernmental relations, fund development, performance measurement, customer service, strategic planning, environmental management and sustainability.
Eric earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. He also earned a Master’s of Environmental Management and a Master’s of Public Policy from Duke University. He and his lovely wife, Brittany, live in Dallas. Eric is the proud father of three marvelous children.