Global Leadership - Eric Hess

Eric HessSenior Vice President,
Global Operations

Eric Hess is Senior Vice President, Global Operations for the risk solutions business of LexisNexis®. In this capacity, Eric drives strategic direction for all U.S. and international operations for Risk Solutions, which include Screening Fulfillment, Customer Service, Compliance and Regulatory support and Consumer Advocacy. The Operations group comprises more than 1200 employees worldwide and maintains a customer-centric focus, dedicated to delivering streamlined, technology-driven services that help LexisNexis clients make better informed decisions.

Prior to joining LexisNexis, Eric was Vice President and General Manager of Occupational Health Services for ChoicePoint. Under his leadership, the group successfully launched new solutions to the marketplace such as The Digital Solution for Drug Testing – an advanced Web-based technology that offers instant transparency into historically manual processes such as substance abuse screening.

Eric is a respected industry expert on the topics of drug testing and employment-related screening, and is a frequent lecturer, speaker and author on these topics. In 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the Department of Transportation's Federal Advisory Committee for the Transmission and Storage of Electronic Drug Testing Information.  Having served more than a decade on the legislative and regulatory affairs committee of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), including two years as Board Chairman, he now resides as Chair Emeritus.  Eric is also a previous recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young.

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