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Eric Whitfield

Senior Manager, Economic Development

Phone: 314.422.7549
Email: JWhitfield@ameren.com

As a member of Ameren Illinois's Economic Development team, Eric is responsible for the strategies that support business attraction/expansion, community development, and energy solutions to existing large commercial and industrial customers. In addition to Ameren Illinois's economic development leadership team, Eric manages the Ameren Illinois National Account program focused on providing superior customer service to the national account customers within the Ameren Illinois service territory.

During his more than 13 year career at Ameren, Eric has served in a variety of roles including those in economic development, supply chain operations, and facilities management. Prior to joining Ameren, Eric worked for Union Pacific Railroad as well as the construction industry providing him with the depth of experience he brings to the team.

Eric is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University and Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

He is an active member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI) National Key Account Program, and the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA).

A native of southeast Missouri, Eric and his wife Lisa have 2 daughters and reside in the St. Louis Region.

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