Bing graduated from Thunderbird in 1994 and has devoted his entire career to expanding health care education, quality health care and workforce development opportunities for communities around the world.
Since 2015, he has led CHCP, the largest allied health care training provider in Texas, and has spearheaded the institution’s work to continuously raise graduation and employment employment. Under his leadership, CHCP developed and implemented a nationally recognized flexible and stackable pathway model to enable economic mobility for working adults and built a career-focused strategy in partnership with over 1,500 employers.
“Eric Bing is one of Thunderbird’s many esteemed and accomplished alumni,” said Sanjeev Khagram, director general and dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. “He has worked extensively in higher education, public health and global impact, and I believe he demonstrates a remarkable set of values that empower global leaders and managers to advance inclusive and sustainable prosperity worldwide. Thank you, Eric, my friend, for being an exemplar of a global mindset, maximizing the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and continuing to push Thunderbird forward.”
Prior to leading CHCP, Bing built a traveling nursing and therapy company, as well as a company that worked to address health care workforce shortages by training and placing highly qualified Filipino nurses in major US hospital systems.
Earlier in his career, he was engaged in efforts to increase health care and delivery capacity in East Africa, expanding vaccine management and antiretroviral training while creating deeper integration with international HIV/AIDS epidemic relief efforts.
An active community service leader, Bing has chaired AmeriCorps for Texas, which deploys more than 4,300 volunteers for community service projects across Texas communities. He has served Thunderbird as a trustee, chairman of the Thunderbird Global Council and currently, as a member of the Thunderbird Global Alumni Network (TGAN) Advisory Council.
Bing holds a Master of Business Administration in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Management at Arizona State University, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
“Like many T-birds, Eric is an innovator responsible in his field and has been for educating thousands of young people who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to change their futures,” said Patrick McDermott, chief engagement officer at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. “Students will be able to learn from Eric and see how his Thunderbird experience shaped him professionally and consequently positively impacted the lives of so many others.”
The spring 2022 class
Thunderbird will recognize a record of 305 graduates during the spring 2022 convocation ceremony taking place on Tuesday, May 10, at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix.