Since 1992, Eric Tober has served on Capitol Hill and as a government affairs professional focused on issues involving infrastructure development and financing, R&D funding, natural resources, and energy production and delivery. Having served on Capitol Hill in the House and the Senate, Mr. Tober brings both a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge to the Cornerstone team.
Eric served as Projects Director and Legislative Aide to then Chairman of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA).He worked with the Senate Budget Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee and numerous federal and state regulatory agencies until the Senator’s retirement in 1997.Eric’s efforts met with great success on numerous major infrastructure and economic development initiatives in Louisiana and across the nation.These projects included: transportation infrastructure development for ports, airports, highways and railroads; defense and university research projects; flood control and hurricane protection; natural resources research and protection; and major procurements for several federal agencies.Mr. Tober began his work on Capitol Hill as an aide to Congressman Terry Bruce (D-IL).
Following his service in the federal government, Eric joined a leading government relations firm where he represented a wide range of client interests in areas from energy and R&D to education and Native American cultural and resources protection.
Over the last twenty years Eric has served in several capacities on numerous state, local, congressional and presidential political campaigns in locations across the country. Eric received an M.B.A. with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.