Ben's responsibilities include planning, program development, fiscal management, information systems, monitoring and evaluation for federal, state and locally funded employment and training programs in Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties.
He currently serves as the Chair of the Michigan Works! Directors Council, member of the Great Lakes Employment and Training Association (as Michigan representative); Co-Chair of the Battle Creek Vision Workforce Development Action Team, member of the Battle Creek Vision Steering Committee, member of Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo Steering Committee and volunteer with Battle Creek/Kalamazoo United Way. Ben has 16 years of experience with the Employment Management Services Division. He graduated with a BA in journalism from Western Michigan University in 2005.