Mr. Erik Eikenberg
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, he served as Chief of Staff to former Governor Charlie Crist and former U.S. Representative E. Clay Shaw. Immediately preceding his joining the Everglades Foundation, Mr. 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 Governor Bob Martinez. As the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, he 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.