Eric Zeece


Innovation Manager

Eric Zeece is Innovation Manager, and Manager of the Biotech Connector.  Previous to his work at Invest Nebraska Corporation, Eric was Chief Performance Officer and Deputy Director of Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Eric also served as Senior Commercialization Specialist at Innovation Accelerator (IA), the private half of a public-private partnership with the National Science Foundation. In addition, Mr. Zeece has over ten years of experience working for investor-owned, public, and private utilities in a breadth of technical and financial management capacities ranging from operations, to asset management, and investment delivery.

Previous positions include Vice President of Operations at Midwest Energy Inc., Director of Energy Supply Technical Training at MidAmerican Energy, and Strategic Planner, and Revenue Cycle Manager at Xcel Energy. Eric has taught undergraduate, graduate, and corporate courses ranging from Oil Services Engineering Handbook, to Organizational Performance and Change, at state universities and private institutions. He received an MBA from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.