eric berman

Managing Director, Kekst and Company Incorporated

Eric Berman is Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at Universal Music Group, the global music leader operating 60 territories around the world and where he has responsibility for public policy and government relations globally.

Berman has more than 25 years of experience across the fields of communications, business, politics and policy. Prior to his tenure at Universal Music Group, he co-chaired the Public Affairs Practice of the public relations firm Kekst and Company, where he worked since 1997. In this role, he served companies across a range of industries – from entertainment and technology, to finance, retail, energy and many more – helping navigate a wide variety of business, regulatory and policy matters across the U.S. and internationally, including some of the most high-profile and complex corporate situations.

Berman worked for nearly ten years in the worlds of public policy and politics, including positions in the White House under President Bill Clinton, at the Democratic National Committee and on Capitol Hill, as well as senior roles in several political campaigns, including the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign and other elections around the country.

In addition to serving on our Board of Directors, Berman is on the Board of Trustees of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York.

Berman holds an A.B. in Government, with a specialty in International Relations, cum laude, from Harvard College.