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Ross J. Eichelberger

Vice President, Business Development

As the head of Business Development, Ross collaborates with leaders across the organization to assess new market opportunities, cultivate relationships with prospects, and pursue strategic partnerships that drive membership, cross-sales, and revenue growth for Portico. A ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Portico helps those who serve to live well – financially, emotionally, and physically.

With a longstanding connection to the ELCA, Ross brings to his role a strong commitment for serving those who serve, as well as a diverse background spanning many management disciplines. Since joining Portico in 2010, Ross also has led the Technology, Service Delivery, and Benefits Administration units, transforming these functions to meet evolving member and organizational needs before moving into Business Development.

Prior to joining Portico, Ross held a number of technology and operational leadership roles with Supervalu, Inc. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Ross has an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Ross and his wife, Cori, along with their daughter, reside in Victoria, MN. They are active members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Over the years, Ross has served as President of the St. Andrew Church Council and on a number of the church’s committees. He is currently Secretary of the Minneapolis Area Synod Council.