Ben has served as a sales and management leader within the software, retail, financial, and manufacturing markets since he was a young child. His family owns and operates a retail and manufacturing business in Minnesota. He has a passion for servant leadership, coaching/mentoring, and entrepreneurship. He serves as a Big Brother for Big Brother Big Sisters of America, is actively involved at River Valley St. Paul Church as a leadership coach, and enjoys supporting and volunteering at several local non-profits. His family has been actively involved in both local politics and the chamber for the past 20+ years and have actively supported several economic growth initiatives. He came to the Minnesota Chamber because he has a love for local politics, entrepreneurship, and growing the Minnesota economy!