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Ben has been with the division since 2008 and was appointed as Emergency Planning Coordinator in 2010. He previously spent 13 years in sales and business management and was a volunteer coordinator for Washtenaw County's Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service and Skywarn Spotter programs for eight years.
Ben serves as the Division's Homeland Security Grant Program project manager and as professional staff to the Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force. Ben assists with the development of Southeast Michigan Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) programs and strategic initiatives, and coordinates local implementation. He also maintains National Incident Management System compliance requirements including training, personnel identification, resource typing, and progress reporting.
Education & Awards
Ben is a certified Professional Emergency Manager in Michigan and is cross-trained in both Hazardous Materials Operations and emergency communications. Ben has received an award for Professional Administrative Excellence, a Sheriff's Unit Citation for his leadership in the development and construction of the County's Mobile Command vehicle, and was selected as the Emergency Services Division's Employee of the Year in 2015.