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Eric Simmons

Eric is the President and Founder of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation Inc.  He founded the organization two years after having suffered from Stage 5 (End Stage) Chronic Kidney Disease and being diagnosed with Stage IVB prostate cancer.  After undergoing the surgical removal of his prostate and beginning hormone therapy, Eric’s prostate cancer has currently been undetectable since April 2023.

 

A thirty-two-year veteran of Corporate America, Eric worked in increasing areas of responsibilities in Sales and Sales Management for some of the world’s largest and “Most Admired” Fortune 500 companies – IBM, AT&T, General Electric, MCI, and W.W. Grainger.  He sold domestically and internationally, where, in one year, he closed sales of $500,000 (Paris), $1,000,000 (Brussels), and $25,000,000 (Hong Kong). 

 

After retiring from corporate America, Eric started ESE, Inc., a website development firm specializing in creating sites for small businesses, high school/college athletes, authors, poets, and others seeking to project their “Personal Brand” on the Internet.  A former college basketball player at Auburn University, he enjoys sports and public speaking. 

 

Eric self-publishes under his full name, Eric Otis Simmons, and his written works are branded under ESETOMES (pronounced ESE-TOMES).  He has self-published six books that have appeared on Amazon’s “Best Sellers” list 245 times since January 2019.  Three of his books were #1 “Hot New Releases” on Amazon.  Currently, 267 Libraries worldwide, including 11 of the 25 largest Public Libraries in the U.S., have purchased 348 copies of Eric’s written works. 

 

A sought-after speaker, Eric has been interviewed by Black Enterprise magazine, WSFA TV, YouTube channel hosts, and an international podcaster.  He has been the guest speaker at corporate, religious, library, and high school events.

 

Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University and graduated in the Top 10% of his class.

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