Ben Kelner

Ben Kelner

Director

Ben Kelner is a Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), based in Chicago. He uses his more than a decade of experience in strategic communications and public relations to help clients execute successful communications strategies, with a focus on earned media and message development.

Before coming to BPI, Ben worked in communications at several City of Chicago agencies. He most recently led media relations and external communications for World Business Chicago, the City’s economic development agency. Prior to that, he led communications for Chicago Sister Cities International and worked as part of the communications team at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, promoting city-sponsored cultural programming. 

A native Hoosier, Ben has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Culture from Indiana University and a Master of Arts Management with a focus in media from Columbia College Chicago.