Eric Wasowicz - NIU - Board of Trustees
Eric Wasowicz

Eric Wasowicz

Term Expires: January 16, 2023

Chair – Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
Member - Finance, Audit, Compliance, Facilities and Operations Committee
Member - Research and Innovation, Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee


Office Address

Department of Management
College of Business
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
ewasowicz1@niu.edu

Professional Experience

  • Partner at Greenbrier Group LLC. As a partner, he is an Investor and Advisor with Channel Clarity LLC, and an Investor and Advisor with NxtTeam, Inc.
  • Advisor to Keyword First and SWC Technologies
  • Instructor, Applied Entrepreneurship in the College of Business, Northern Illinois University (2012-2016)
  • Founder, Uwantsavings.com based on business plan from the NIU Entrepreneurship Program (2008)
  • Regional Vice President, Fujitsu Consulting (2006-2007)
  • Founder and Co-CEO, Greenbrier & Russel, Inc. (1984-2006)

Education

  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Department of Computer Science
  • Six-time participant in the YPO Harvard Business School program

Leadership and Public Service

  • Member, NIU College of Business Board of Advisors
  • Community Champion, Palatine High School's Business Incubator Program
  • Member, Illinois Technology Association Board of Directors
  • Member, Northern Illinois Research Foundation Board
  • Past Chair, Windy City Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization
  • Board member, Young Presidents' Organization Gold Chicago chapter

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • NIU Business Alumnus of the Year award, 2009
  • University of Illinois at Chicago's Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductee, 2001
  • Illinois High Technology Award, 2000
  • NIU Distinguished Young Alumni award, 1999