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ERICA HALPERN

Chief Operating Officer

ERICA HALPERN

Contact: Erica@sdsvp.org
Phone: (858) 731-5389

Erica brings her background in management, finance, communications and public service to the SVP team, which she joined in 2020. Prior to relocating to San Diego, she worked for Goldman Sachs in New York, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking Services. She joined the management group after working on M&A and financings and was involved with business selection, staffing and internal management.

She has served as a publicly elected member of the Board of Trustees for the Del Mar Union School District since 2015, including four years as President. She has been a volunteer and board member for many nonprofits including the National Charity League of San Dieguito and the PTA at Del Mar Heights School, where she was President.

Erica was previously the Director of Public Affairs for the Presidio Trust during the conversion of the Presidio of San Francisco into a self-funding national park. After college she worked in education reform at Partners in School Innovation through AmeriCorps.

She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a double major in political science.

She and her husband Mike relocated their family from New York to San Diego in 2011. While not busy parenting – and driving around – two daughters and a son, Erica enjoys yoga, travel and hiking Torrey Pines.

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