In addition to Eric’s role with Pago USA, he manages Cardinal Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in economic development and government affairs. Eric has over 15 years of experience working in legislative affairs, economic development, and state government. During his time serving at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Shields shaped and implemented the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative, including managing its $126 million in funding. In addition, Shields negotiated tax incentives associated with 31 redevelopment projects across the state of Indiana that led to over $500 million in new investment.
A native of Marion, Indiana, Eric received a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University. He is married with two children and lives in Indianapolis.