Eric hails from southern Alabama and graduated from Mississippi State University earning a B.S. in Forestry and Land Management and Economics and a master’s degree in Biometrics & GIS. He began his work career in private land management in Jackson, MS. After working for five years in Mississippi and Alabama, he moved to Citrus County initially working for the Florida Division of Forestry as a Senior Forester managing a Geographic Information System (GIS), focusing on land management and wildland fire/disaster response.
In 2008, he was hired by Citrus County to be part of a development team to build a new Enterprise GIS system. He was promoted to the Director of Geographic Resources in Community Planning charged with directing and maintaining the county’s long range planning and GIS programs.
In April 2013, he joined the City of Inverness as Assistant City Manager. His experience in land management and planning have bolstered an environment desirous to increased investment and development. His deep involvement in the expansion of the Inverness Community Redevelopment Area, focus on streamlining the City’s development review process, and management and modernization of the City’s utilities has set the stage for many years of good and smart growth. He is a City resident and member of the Rotary Club of Inverness, being active in many community projects from enhancing parks and youth development programs.
He was promoted to City Manager on January 7, 2020, and is looking forward to a long tenure in our community