As a Senior Communications Specialist, Ben executes ERS’ digital media strategy, including the creation and distribution of content via social media, monthly newsletters and email marketing, and online tools and publications. He also cultivates online relationships with organizations and education leaders, and utilizes data to make decisions surrounding content messaging and audience engagement.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Indiana University in his hometown, Bloomington. Shortly after graduating, Ben moved to Austin, TX, to work as a Community Content Producer for Gannett Co. He later left to become a Communications and Marketing Assistant with the Austin Independent School District, where he collaborated with schools to increase enrollment and brand awareness, as well as wrote editorial content for the district’s webpage. Ben moved cross-country to Boston in 2021.
Outside of work, Ben loves to explore restaurants and shops in his new city, visit national parks, play soccer, and watch movies with his wife Jennifer and three pets (Ellie, Darwin, & Mara).
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Austin Independent School District
Community Content Producer
B.A. Journalism – Public Relations and Advertising