Ben is senior manager of communications and public relations for Harris Beach PLLC. In this role, Ben is responsible for developing relationships with local, state and regional press and community organizations across New York He works closely with the Harris Beach leadership, individual attorneys and each of its regional offices to develop strategies and tactics that raise the firm’s profile as a leading regional provider of legal and professional services. He also shares oversight of the firm’s social media channels and produces website content, such as podcasts, that highlight Harris Beach thought leadership and attorney accomplishments. In conjunction with his role, Ben also provides media relations counseling and support to firm clients on important issues, including crisis management.
Ben has more than a decade of experience in corporate marketing communications, including content marketing, public relations, media relations, digital marketing and social media. His PR background includes roles at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and for Harris Corporation and its tactical and public safety radio business in Rochester. Ben also served as manager of corporate content marketing for Xerox Corp. and its spinoff, Conduent, where his work was recognized by the Content Marketing Institute. Consistent across those roles is a commitment and belief in the power of communication and strong storytelling, developed over 20 years as a daily newspaper reporter, where he received numerous recognitions from press associations in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York.
Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University (newspaper journalism)
Master of Science, Nazareth College (management)