Tobin International LLC
Tobin International's Background for the Industry
Eric Tobin- President and Lead Consultant.
Business Related Experience:Business Related: Eric Tobin has served as the president and CEO of Tobin International LLC since its founding in 2001. Eric has served at the organizations lead consultant working on a wide range of projects from the creation of new businesses such as the Inspire Community Development Federal Credit Union, the first credit union to become federally chartered in over 30 years, to community development projects such as the Athens Area Community Development Project. As a consultant Eric has personally reviewed or written over 400 business plans. Eric focuses his attention on innovation, creativity, value, diversification, and protecting the environment. Business and organizations involved in tourism, entertainment, outdoor activities, renewable energy, Art and culture, the community, helping low income individuals, animals, and nature tend to be his strong suit. Prior to starting Tobin International LLC, Eric was a financial planner working for a division of Citigroup and prior to that First of America Bank. His major projects have included:
Education Related Experience:Eric currently has a Bachelorĥgree in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing. He also has a Master's Degree in Non-Profit and Education Leadership. In high school and college Eric was active in two marketing organizations, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and Delta Epsilon Chi. Competed state-wide and nationally in Finance and Credit Marketing and Travel and Tourism, winning first in the state and third in the nation.
Board Related Experience:Eric currently serves on the Athens Village Council and the Athens Village Planning Commission. Eric has also served on the Calhoun County Road Commission, Calhoun County Board of Public Works, Chairman of the Calhoun County Board of Parks, BC Chamber Foundationଯan review committee, Athens Area School Board, and President of the Michigan Society of Herpetologists and their past Treasurer.
Reptile Related Experience: Eric Tobin of Tobin International has been involved with the captive care of Reptiles and Amphibians for over 15 years. He has been actively involved with the Michigan Society of Herpetologists since 1998 and has served as president of Society since 1999. Over the course of the last 15 years Eric has learned how to properly care for Reptiles and Amphibians having cared for many of the more popular and not so popular species available in the trade. As president of the Michigan Society of Herpetologists, Eric has led the organization to record setting fund raising and overall effectiveness of promoting MSH's mission of educating the public about Reptiles and Amphibians. Eric has been instrumental in the running MSH's largest event, Reptile Weekend, for the last 10 years, bringing a record breaking 9,000 visitors to Binder Park Zoo in 2004 for that weekend. For the Society Eric has created and run several education programs and presentations. Furthermore Eric has conducted professional Reptile and Amphibian related surveys for over 15 years for clients such as the Kalamazoo Conservation District, Michigan DNR, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, and the Michigan Department of Military and Veteranffairs.
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