Erica Stout

Erica Stout

Director of Learning and Innovation

As an Director of Learning and Innovation, Erica develops innovative solutions that support individual and organizational transformation. She partners with clients to design custom learning experiences and facilitated interventions.

Erica has over 10 years of experience in organization development, training, and inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). Driven by a sense of justice and belief in the power of collective action, Erica set on her path early. As a sophomore in college, she co-founded the anti-oppression committee of the Sierra Student Coalition, the national youth chapter of the Sierra Club, and co-founded an organization of students across nine universities in Maryland that ran a successful campaign for carbon neutrality.

Erica has focused her career on working with start-ups, social enterprises, and nonprofit organizations. Before joining Cook Ross, she worked at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), where she led the organization’s leadership training programs and diversity and inclusion initiatives, and supported the national board and state organizations in change management and strategic planning.

Erica has an M.S. in Organization Development from American University, a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, and an Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Georgetown University.

Outside of work, Erica is passionate about traveling, cycling, and working with dogs on behavior and training.