Ben is senior manager of communications and public relations for Harris Beach PLLC. In this role he is responsible for developing relationships with local, state and regional press and community organizations. He works closely with the Harris Beach leadership, individual attorneys and each of its regional offices to develop strategies and execute 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 and other content that assists with brand positioning, and provides media relations counseling and support to firm clients, 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 and media relations experience includes roles at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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 nearly 20 years as a daily newspaper reporter.
Ben is the recipient of several awards from PRism and state newspaper associations in four states.
Ben received his Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and his Masters of Science form Nazareth College.