Dean’s Advisory Council Member
Eric Herr is currently involved in a wide variety of commercial and pro bono activities. He chairs the board of directors of WNS, a NYSE traded India-based business process outsourcing firm. He is a member of the board and chairs the audit committee of Regulatory Data Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware. He chairs the Judicial Council for the New Hampshire state government and chairs the Judicial Branch Innovation Commission.
Since retiring in 1999 as president and COO of Autodesk, he has served as board chair of Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, board member of Project Adventure, national volunteer chair for programs and services at the American Red Cross, and a CASA guardian ad litem.
Previous professional experience includes hardware information technology, consulting, publishing, and government service on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. In addition to serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Autodesk from 1996 to 1999, Herr previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Vice President of Emerging Businesses.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in software, finance, media and consulting. Prior to Autodesk, Herr served as Vice President of Finance and Planning for the Worldwide Field Organization at Sun Microsystems. He served as Manager of the National Forecasting Group for Data Resources, Inc., testifying before Congress on housing and energy policies.
Herr served as the Chairman of Workscape, Inc and as Chairman of Taleo Corp. Herr serves as Vice Chairman of the Judicial Council for the State of New Hampshire. He has been a Director of EDGAR Online Inc., of StarCite, Inc., and of Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
He was a junior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. He has served as the National Volunteer Chair for Programs and Services at The American Red Cross. He has served as an Executive-in-residence at the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire since 1999. Mr. Herr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kenyon College and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Indiana University.