Gregory Ericksen Director, Government Partnerships & Policy Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships. Greg Ericksen, Director of Government Partnerships & Policy, oversees the expansion of REDF’s LA:RISE program, a collaboration between social enterprise, workforce systems and employers helping people facing barriers to work. He also leads the overall strategy to build social enterprise capacity in Southern California. Greg joins REDF after spending more than 15 years in federal government and the non-profit sector. Most recently, Greg served as a Program Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service where he oversaw a portfolio of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps projects. Prior to CNCS, he was the State Program Director at the American Red Cross, providing disaster preparedness and response throughout California. Inspired by REDF’s innovative approach of using social enterprise to solve some of our country’s most pressing challenges, Greg is excited to apply his depth of experience and deep-seated belief in the power of community engagement to grow public-private partnerships in Southern California. Greg earned his BA from John Carroll University and his MPA from California State University, Long Beach. On most weekends you can find him, along with his wife and two young daughters, Norah and Elodie, on their favorite SoCal Beach swimming, surfing and having fun!