Ben Ritz was the Legislative Outreach Director for The Concord Coalition, a nationwide, non-partisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. Ben was 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 served 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 received a Master’s of Public Policy Analysis and a Graduate Certificate of Public Finance from American University in 2014, where he previously completed his undergraduate education.