Eric Hontz is active in developing the capacity of business organizations in the region to advocate on behalf of member interests and helping these organizations to foster a culture of business growth. In prior roles, Hontz was an associate at a law firm and a vice president at an investment bank, where he reviewed complex alternative investment products. Hontz is a founding member of the board of a community development corporation which recently started Baltimore’s first innovation district and actively contributes to the Maryland Business Law Developments blog.
Hontz holds bachelor’s degrees in Russian and Political Science from the University of Montana, a JD and an MBA from the University of Maryland, and is licensed to practice law in Maryland. Hontz also spent time studying at the Russian State University for Humanities, holds a certificate from the Institute Organization Management for nonprofit management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and served in the Peace Corps in Severodonetsk, Lugansk Oblast, Ukraine.