Ben holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and is licensed as a Professional Engineer and Master Plumber (license number 9648) in the State of New Jersey.
Ben has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Before being elected as a Salem County freeholder in 2009, he began his public community service by serving on the county planning board, serving 10 years on the local school board (five years as president,) and serving seven years on the borough council (two years as president.) Ben currently serves as Salem County Freeholder Director and is the freeholder liaison to the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).
Ben’s commitment to community service is highlighted by his dedication to the Boys Scouts of America. He currently serves on the Southern New Jersey District Board and personally holds the rank of Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Silver Beaver award. A member of the Elmer Methodist Church, Ben is committed to his Christian faith. He has also been an active Rotary member for over 30 years and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Ben resides in Elmer with his wife. He enjoy spending time with his family, which includes two children and seven grandchildren.