Ben's several careers, varied life experiences and solid coaching skills enable him to connect easily with others and provide meaningful insights.
Ben worked in commercial and international banking for eighteen years in Chicago, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Boston. In addition to marketing financial services to corporations and foreign government entities, he held a number of management positions.
In 1992 Ben changed careers and worked in philanthropic advancement at Milton Academy (Milton, MA), Brown University (Providence, RI), and the Dexter and Southfield Schools (Brookline, MA). He has managed and been active in numerous fundraising activities and capital campaigns as a professional and as a volunteer.
In addition to professional responsibilities in philanthropy Ben has held leadership/trustee positions in several communities and fields. Particular interests have included church, inner city mission, land conservation, a mountain club and museums.
Ben served as an officer during the Vietnam War on a US Navy destroyer and received an honorable discharge. One of his sons is an Army officer and a resident in surgery at Ft. Belvoir, VA.
Ben has a BA in History from Harvard University and an MBA from University of Chicago. He has a CMC certification from MentorCoach LLC (Bethesda, MD) and an ACC certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Ben lives in Bozeman, MT and Randolph, NH and has been married for 40 years. He has three grown children and three grandchildren.
Nature, athletics, foreign cultures and music have always been important in Ben's life. He is an active backcountry skier, mountaineer, hiker and road biker. Not long ago, he biked over 400 miles in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Other strong interests include travel, photography, classical music, jazz and reading.