Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies; Walla Walla University; Andrews University
Masters of Business Administration- Information Technology- Adventist international Institute of Advanced Studies; Bachelors of Science- Economics- Walla Walla University; Summer Scholars Program- Andrews University
CIO; Team Leadership; Retail; Team Building; Strategic Planning
Eric Whipps is CIO/EVP of Surangel and Sons Company, a family-run and multi-faceted company carrying a wide range of products for wholesale and retail distribution. Eric has been with the company since 1998 and has extensive knowledge in budgeting, operations management, project management, project consulting, marketing strategy, strategic planning, management, and logistics. Eric is hoping to expand the business on an international level and launch an online retail store for international shoppers. Eric received his Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology from Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. He is affiliated with Palau Chamber of Commerce, Palau Badminton Association Inc., Palau Chess Federation, and Palau Islanders Path Finder Club. He credits his parents for his success having imbued in him strong values and a strong work ethic. In his spare time, Eric enjoys scuba diving, chess, basketball, snowboarding, photography, culture, and more.