Ben Ritz is the Outreach Director for The Concord Coalition, a nationwide, non-partisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. Ben is responsible for coordinating activities with members of Congress and other organizations promoting fiscal responsibility, as well as developing and executing Concord’s social media strategy.
Ben also serves as a Policy Analyst for the organization, tracking legislation, conducting policy research, writing articles for Concord’s blog, and developing infographics to educate citizens about the federal budget.
Before joining Concord in 2012, Ben was a Peter G. Peterson fiscal intern at the Economic Policy Institute. Prior to that, he worked in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense Programs and for the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Chris Van Hollen.
Ben is currently pursuing his Master’s of Public Policy Analysis at American University, where he previously served as the Policy Director for the AU College Democrats while completing his bachelor's degree.