Erik Riha has been at the University of Illinois since 2006. He started at Campus Recreation as the Lead Assistant Director of Marketing, and has been at the Illini Union for the past four years serving as Marketing Director. In his current role, he leads the 8-person Illini Union marketing team in managing marketing and communications for the unit’s 16 program and retail operations.Prior to coming to Illinois and the Champaign community, he was Publications Coordinator for Recreational Sports at The Ohio State University, where he received his M.A. in Sport and Exercise Management. Erik joined the board of directors at Champaign Center Partnership in 2017 and chaired 13 Thursdays committee to promote Campustown businesses last summer. He also served as a panelist at CCP's Speed Marketing session and was a team lead volunteer at the Parade of Lights in downtown Champaign.