BFI NewsJun 10, 2021

Erin Adcock to Join the Becker Friedman Institute as Director of Development

Adcock to lead strategic development and advancement efforts for BFI

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce that Erin Adcock has joined its leadership team. Adcock joins BFI as Director of Development and will manage relationships with alumni, faculty, administrators and organizations with potential to make gifts in support of the University and BFI.

“Both my Alumni Relations & Development colleagues and I are thrilled to work with Erin,” said Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and Director of BFI. “As BFI continues to grow across multiple areas of research, outreach and impact in the US and globally, we all agreed that Erin is the person to help us ensure that we have the resources needed to be successful.”

Adcock previously served as Director of Development for the Rutgers University Business School. She has also served in development roles at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Girl Scouts. Adcock holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Utah and also earned a Master of Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.

“Across her various experiences, Erin has an impressive track record of success that includes stewarding major gifts, board relations, and strategic development planning,” said Erik Hurst, the Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth and Deputy Director of BFI. “We’re thrilled to bring her on board to take on this critical work, and look forward to working with her to advance BFI’s mission in the months and years ahead.”

If you are interested in contributing to BFI’s mission to foster novel insights from across the UChicago community on some of the world’s most difficult and pressing economic problems, please reach out to Erin Adcock at