Mr. Eric P. Blackhurst is Assistant General Counsel of The Dow Chemical Company and serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Alma College. He specializes in creating, structuring and implementing strategic alliances, joint ventures and mergers within the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Over the last 30 years, he has overseen the design and execution of multiple innovative collaborations, from Dow's sponsorship of the Olympics to the $110 billion merger between Dow and DuPont.
As chair of MidMichigan Health, a 15-county, $1.4 billion health system, Blackhurst led the affiliation with the University of Michigan Health System. As a board member, speaker and advisor, he has shared his expertise and perspective with numerous community and corporate organizations, including Wolverine Bancorp, Northwood University and The Episcopal Church USA. Blackhurst earned a bachelor's degree from Alma College and juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky.