As an Engagement Manager, Ben provides clients the guidance and support they need to execute their internal and external strategies. With over 13 years of experience, Ben brings broad problem solving experience to Cook Ross. Previously working in the nonprofit sector, specializing in corporate social responsibility, and working with clients like H&M, Tupperware Brands, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, USAID, and the White House, Ben is a passionate professional. In addition to his work at Cook Ross, he is a rising faith leader, including serving as President of Queer For Christ, a growing social network, and as a Presidential Scholar at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a bachelor degree in International Studies from Baylor University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
What do you do (in 5 words or fewer)?
I execute client strategies well!
If you had a time machine, what historical moment would you rewrite?
I am supposed to say one of the great tragedies of recorded history, but, if I am being honest, probably one of my more embarrassing moments in high school.
What’s the best advice you ever received?
Bloom where you are planted.
What calls you?
My faith and its desire for justice.
Who is your mentor?
There is a list, and Allyson Robinson (Cook Ross star consultant) is on it.
What’s the best flavor combination you can think of?
Candy Corn mixed into a pile of salted peanuts.
What are you most proud of?
The many partnerships that I have fostered in my career that have made a difference for people around the world through thoughtful and strategic nonprofit management.