Eric LeCompte is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network and represents a civil society coalition of 75 US member organizations, 400 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA Network has won critical global financial reforms and more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people.
Eric leads a network that includes relief, labor, environmental, human rights and religious organizations and he advocates for policies that will eliminate extreme poverty. His member network includes the AFL-CIO, American Jewish World Service, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, the leadership of Catholic Religious Orders and the Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Lutheran, Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ (UCC) Churches.
He serves on expert working groups to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights. Eric has more than 15 years of experience working with faith-based organizations to impact global policy on poverty, conflict and human rights.
Eric serves on several boards of faith-based and antipoverty organizations as well as institutions that work for greater financial transparency, including the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, where he serves on the executive board.
Eric is a regularly featured commentator in mainstream and financial sector media outlets. His views on debt, tax, trade and financial reform regularly appear in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, McClatchy News Service, National Public Radio, Agence-France Presse, the Financial Times, the Inter Press Service and more.