Ben currently serves as Director of External Relations for GE Healthcare in the Americas. Based in Wauwatosa, WI, he leads a multi-national team managing media relations, corporate reputation and external stakeholder engagement across all GE Healthcare businesses – including Life Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging and Healthcare IT. Since joining GE Healthcare in 2011, Ben has led strategic public relations for the CT and X-Ray divisions, regional public affairs in the U.S. and Canada, and team-wide external relations across North, Central and South America.
Prior to GE, Ben held a series of public affairs roles in South Carolina gubernatorial administration. As Speech Writer and later Communications Director, Ben was responsible for crafting and amplifying the administration's priorities and messaging. As Cabinet Director, he leveraged executive voices and helped coordinate public health policy statewide.
Ben graduated with honors from Calvin College and from the University of South Carolina, with a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and International Relations respectively. He also completed public affairs fellowships in London, Washington D.C. and South Carolina. Ben joins his wife Elizabeth in doing their very best keeping up with four young children in Southeast Wisconsin.