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Eric Goranson - Goranson Consulting. Des Moines, IA, US

Eric Goranson Eric Goranson

Principal / Consultant | Goranson Consulting


Principal at Goranson Consulting



Eric is the owner of Goranson Consulting in Des Moines, specializing in Government Relations and Nonprofit Consulting. Clients have spanned sectors including healthcare, education, industry associations, retail, and others.

Eric has more than sixteen years' experience in State government and nonprofit organizations including his role as Development Director at Iowa Christian Academy and Des Moines radio station Q99.5 KZZQ/Pulse 99.5. Eric also worked in Governor Terry Branstad’s office during his fourth term.

Eric has been involved in numerous nonprofit and civic organizations. He is Chairman at Iowa Advocates for Choice in Education and is President of the Educational Opportunities PAC. Eric is a former member of Iowa's State Board of Education. Eric is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's CLP class of 2011 and serves on the organization's Curriculum Committee.

Eric Goranson is a native of Lake Mills, Iowa. After moving to Austin, Texas and Southern California, he returned to Iowa where he graduated from Des Moines Christian School and earned his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees at William Penn University.

Eric resides in Des Moines with his wife, Rachel; his ten-year-old son, Kyle; and eight-year-old daughter, Keira. They attend Christ’s Church at Fox Creek in Waukee, Iowa.

Industry Expertise (3)

Government Relations



Areas of Expertise (3)

Civility & Politics

State Government

School Choice

Education (3)

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute: 2011

William Penn University: Bachelor's, Business Management 2004

Cum Laude

William Penn University: Associates, Leadership Studies 2001

Affiliations (6)

  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • Christ's Church at Fox Creek
  • Iowa Advocates For Choice In Education
  • William Penn University
  • Iowa Association of Christian Schools
  • Goranson Consulting, Inc.



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