Board of Directors
President, NACC LA.
Erik is an entertainment industry executive based in Los Angeles. Since 1996, Erik has called LA his home. His career to date has included talent management, rights administration, content creation, exploitation, business management, asset valuation and consulting. Erik led the financial and sales teams of several successful acquisitions in the entertainment space, with purchase prices ranging from $2MM to $30MM.
In 2012, Erik started USA Media Rights, Inc. where he serves as President & CEO. Erik has been a guest speaker for the Entertainment Studies Division at UCLA, as well as a panelist and moderator on industry panels and at conferences, including Digital Entertainment World 2017 and 2018. Erik is currently a board member of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Los Angeles / San Pedro.
Bergitte joined the Board of Directors of NACC LA this spring after her move from San Diego to Los Angeles. After finishing her MBA in International Business in San Diego, she worked in marketing. Bergitte worked as a marketing director before she decided to start up her own marketing company. Currently, she works marketing for small businesses and start-up organizations where she focuses on strategic planning and executing social media campaigns. Bergitte divides her time between Los Angeles and her hometown Mandal, in Norway.
Bergitte also has a background working in project management and received a second Master’s degree in Project Management and Supply Chain Management. She spent several years working in the oil industry in Norway, and was responsible for the economy in major drill-equipment projects, in Norway, the US, and South Korea. Bergitte is also an avid animal lover and has spent the past years volunteering for different animal organizations and dog rescues, which led to her new addition to her family: Timothy (a rescue dog from Thailand).
Audun was born and raised in Oslo, Norway and came to California in 1987. He has lived and worked in Orange County since.
He has been working in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry since 1988 and is currently working for Marriott International as a General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum.
Audun has also been involved in supporting the Norwegian Seamans Church, Nansens Field, the Norwegian Fish Club and now on the board of NACC LA.
Asbjorn Egir, Norwegian born and raised, currently works as Business Process Analyst at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, and he holds a position as Adjunct Faculty teaching Organizational Behavior at the College of Business Administration. He also serves as the Co-Chair for the Global Leadership Initiative at the College of Business Administration.
The last 15 years, Asbjorn has worked as a management consultant doing organizational development, change, and implementations. His industry focus has mainly been oil & gas, It, and government.
He holds an undergraduate degree in market communications and a graduate degree in organizational psychology and leadership from BI Norwegian Business School. Research interests include change management, organizational development, teams, and strategic implementations.
Asbjorn currently lives in Irvine, California with his wife and two girls, Eleanor and Emma