Regional VP, Midwest Eric Hatton specializes in seeing the big picture and helping to drive innovative programs forward into implementation. He is responsible for Franklin Energy’s Midwest Region, managing and leading 10 demand side management programs and nearly 200 staff members. Eric oversees all aspects of the program operations and ensures that the resources are in place to meet program goals, while driving the development and execution of innovative pilots and demonstration projects. His program management experience extends to serving end-use business and residential customers of investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities. Eric holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and business management from Franklin University and is a certified business energy professional (BEP).