We're pleased to announce that Atlas Advertising's CEO Ben Wright has been elected to sit on the International Economic Development Council's Board of Directors for a two year term. Congrats Ben!
The International Economic Development Council released the following press release:
The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Ben Wright, CEO of Atlas Advertising, to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. The election took place during IEDC's 2014 Annual Conference, which was held October 19 – 22 in Fort Worth, TX.
“As the world's leading membership organization for professionals in the field of economic development, IEDC’s work has become vital to reviving the current economic environment,” said Chair-elect JoAnn Crary. “I look forward to working with Mr. Wright and our other board members as IEDC carries on with its mission of providing quality information, education, and outstanding development opportunities to our steadfast members and partners."
As CEO of Atlas Advertising and Community Systems, Ben Wright is obsessed with helping economic developers grow the vitality in their communities. In the twelve years since he started his Denver, Colorado based company, the company has grown to serve over 140 different economic development clients, in 43+ states and 6 countries, including the Greater Rhode Island Economic Development Partnership, Charleston County Economic Development, Tennessee Valley Authority, Jobs Ohio, Alabama Power, and dozens more.
Ben started his career in economic development as the Chief Economist for the Metro Denver EDC in Colorado in the early 1990s. Ben helps clients develop and execute innovative marketing strategies, and is a frequent speaker with the International Economic Development Council, Georgia Tech Innovation Institute, and various state and regional economic development conferences.
Ben is a graduate of Stanford University in California with a degree in economics, with emphasis on urban studies. Ben lives in Denver, CO, with his wife and three adventurous daughters. He has finished three triathlons, and to do so learned to swim for distance for the first time at age 40.