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Thomas D. Pollock
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Tom Pollock grew up in Plant
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Chief Security Officer, Executive Vice President
A former resident of Plant City, Florida, Eric Blanton has had the opportunity to travel the world and learn from many different experiences. At the age of 20, Eric joined the United States Air Force where he served as an Intelligence Analyst in Hawaii for four years. During that time, he completed a tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After honorably serving for four years, Eric pursued the Information Technology sector working with an Intel Agency and the US Mint, before landing at the United States Department of Treasury in 2009. Starting as a contractor, Eric quickly excelled into a government position supporting the Senior Executives. Eric has traveled internationally with both Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner and Jack Lew, where he was responsible for setting-up on-site offices for the delegation to perform their duties during economic conferences including the International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, the G20 Summit, and the APEC Summit.
In addition to his role as Chief Security Officer and EVP with Rival, Eric currently specializes in Cyber Security for the US Treasury, where he assists with day-to-day operations along with IT support for Senior Executives.
Eric has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Information Systems from the University of South Florida.
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