Eric Wilson is a political technologist driving innovation and digital transformation. He’s a veteran of numerous campaigns, having led Marco Rubio’s digital team during his 2016 campaign for president, served as digital director of Ed Gillespie’s campaign for Virginia Governor in 2017 and US Senate in 2014, and advised on digital strategy for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign in 2016 and the Liberal Party of Australia in 2016. In addition, Eric has held digital strategy roles at the American Action Network, Engage, and the House of Representatives.
Eric is the managing partner of Startup Caucus, an investment fund and startup accelerator for Republican campaign technology. He also teaches and trains candidates and their campaign teams how to win online at BestPracticeDigital.com.
Eric is the Director of the Center for Campaign Innovation, a non-profit research and research and training center guiding conservatives through the digital transformation of politics. Named Campaigns & Election’s “2019 Digital Influencer of the Year” and a Harvard Ash Center Technology & Democracy Fellow, he’s frequently interviewed by the media about campaigns and technology and regularly speaks domestically and internationally about the digital transformation of politics.
He’s a proud graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys cooking for his wife, addressing the inscrutable needs of their cockapoo, Francie, and playing tabletop games.
In the News
- Inside the Trump campaign’s war over spam with the biggest US cellphone carriers.
- Corporate giants shut down Trump texting program
- ‘Adapt immediately or find a new job’: Senate GOP confronts fundraising emergency
- Silicon Valley’s inconsistent crackdown on Trump’s rhetoric could help more than it hurts him
- Presidential Campaigns Embrace Tech to Reach Voters During Pandemic