Erik Cherkaski is a project manager for OCED. Erik oversees all initiatives focused on industry development and clean energy expansion, including the Central Valley AgPLUS and the offices regional industry cluster partnerships. Erik’s works includes managing annual regional conferences and business resources workshops emphasizing workforce, business expansion and retention.
Erik originally hails from the East Coast before moving to the Valley to attend Fresno State, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Public Administration degree. Prior to joining the OCED team, Erik was a legislative scholar intern through the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute. He has also served as an energy correspondent for a Bay Area based nonprofit, where he studied and reported on energy related issues in Fresno County.