My name is Eric Pilkington. I am an entrepreneur, a technologist, and a Senior Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a top management consulting firm. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers University, where I currently chair the Rutgers Design Thinking program. I am a co-founder and active member of STEM Diversity at IBM, Girls in Tech, and Women Who Code. I have taught and guest lectured at MIT, Columbia, and Princeton University. And for the past 16 years, I have been tremendously active in my community. Now, I am running for the Board of Education in Roxbury Township.

Someone recently asked me, "With everything else going on, why would you do that?” The answer is simple: because there is a need. 

While I am proud of the progress our schools have made in recent years, I think we can do more. As a leader, a technologist, a creative problem solver, as someone who has staked a career on transforming organizations, I bring an outside in perspective on ways to improve education, to advance new curriculums and methods for learning, and to establish creative and innovative ways to pay for them.

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My motivations for running and promises to you are simple. I will:

  • Engage all stakeholders in this great town in an honest discourse about educational policy and its cost
  • Be a voice for all Roxbury residents; I will advocate for our students, teachers, administrators, and taxpayers
  • Work tirelessly to improve education for all of our children and to explore new ways to contain cost

As a successful professional, a former Division I athlete, and a retired United States Marine, I'm someone knows the value of education, athletics, and vocation.

Lastly, I am independent. Unlike many other board members and my opponents, I am not tied to a faction or a voting block like CARE or TEAM. Importantly, I have no conflicts of interest and can negotiate all contract types. 

It is for all of these reasons that I hope to earn your vote on Tuesday, November 7th.