Eric is a native of Lake Mills, Iowa. After moving to Austin, Texas and Southern California, he returned to Iowa where he graduated from Des Moines Christian School and earned his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees at William Penn University.
Eric is the Principal at Goranson Consulting in Des Moines, specializing in Government Relations and Nonprofit Consulting. Eric has almost twenty years’ experience in State government and nonprofit organizations including his roles as Development Director at Iowa Christian Academy and Des Moines radio station KZZQ 99.5 / Pulse 99.5. Eric also worked in former Governor Terry Branstad’s office during his fourth term. In addition to his current duties as IACS’ Lobbyist, Eric serves multiple clients including Iowa Right To Life and others.
Eric has been involved in numerous nonprofit and civic organizations and currently serves as Chairman at Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education and as President of Iowa’s Educational Opportunities PAC. Eric is a former member of the Iowa State Board of Education.
Eric resides in Des Moines with his wife, Rachel; his 11-year-old son, Kyle; and nine-year-old daughter, Keira. Both his children attend a private, Christ-centered school. They also attend and are very involved with Christ’s Church at Fox Creek in Waukee, Iowa.