Ben is an experienced public policy and advocacy professional based in Washington, D.C. He has a track record of securing meaningful results on Capitol Hill, the campaign trail, and in state legislatures across the country.
He currently serves as Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at Council for a Strong America, which mobilizes members of the defense, law enforcement, faith, business, and sports communities to advance policies that prepare children for productive citizenship. Ben leads the Council's group of 750 retired admirals and generals, Mission: Readiness, who are focused on eliminating the major educational, health, and character barriers that keep more than 70% of young Americans from being eligible to serve in the military. Ben also directs the Council's arm of elite athletes and coaches working to ensure kids can compete in life: Champions for America's Future.
Prior to joining Council for a Strong America, Ben spent several years on Capitol Hill as an aide to former U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME). Ben was the Congressman's lead staffer for a wide range of policy priorities including healthcare, veterans' affairs, natural resources, and Maine's half-billion dollar seafood industry.
Ben is a native Mainer who remains loyal to L.L. Bean, the Red Sox, and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. He is a University of Maine alumnus. He is a strong supporter of Israel and currently serves as a member of the Washington, D.C. Board of the Jewish National Fund.
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