A lifelong resident of Kansas City, Eric Cox has spent the better part of twenty years working in the Information Technology field consulting and managing a variety of teams and projects in the manufacturing and agriculture industries for companies like Capgemini, Dairy Farmers of America, and most recently the United States Department of Agriculture. It wasn’t until Eric was presented with two opportunities in 2013 to journey to Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo on
mission trips though, that he discovered his true passion of wanting to find ways to use his time, talents, and resources to help those in need, regardless of their circumstances.
It is this passion that has led Eric’s desire to join the Advisory Board of the Kansas City Chapter of Frank D. Murphy’s Mentoring With Purpose Charity, as he hopes to make a positive impact on the lives and families in the city he has called home for over 47 years. On a personal note, as an ex-saxophone player and lover of music, Eric decided to take up the bass guitar a few years ago. He admits he’ll probably never play the Kauffman Center or Carnegie Hall but finds it to be a great stress reliever and pretty satisfying when he plays a bass line he, or his wife, actually recognize. Eric is also an avid KC Chiefs fan, KU basketball fanatic, ex-KCBS BBQ judge, and has a 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer he’s attempting to restore as time (and money) permit.