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Communications Director

Benjamin J. Kirby

Communications Director 

Benjamin J. Kirby has worked in politics, federal and local government, and issue advocacy for 20 years, most recently as Principal of Typeset Media Strategies, a communications firm focused on the work of non-profits, political leaders, and drivers of community conversations.

Previously, he served as Communications Manager for the Juvenile Welfare Board, a special taxing authority in Pinellas County, Florida which provides critical services to at-risk youth and underprivileged families. He has served in the non-profit sector, working for the American Association of Kidney Patients, a health care education organization serving kidney patients and their families. He was also the Communications Director for the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN), an education and advocacy group dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Kirby served as the first Public Affairs Officer of the United States Parole Commission within the U.S. Department of Justice, where he developed the Commission’s first web site. In 1998, he developed a web site for the First Lady’s White House Millennium Council. He worked for more than five years serving two Drug Czars as an Administrative Assistant and Scheduler in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and held a variety of research and administrative positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Presidential Personnel.

While working for the Clinton Administration, Mr. Kirby went to school in the evening and received an undergraduate degree in Political Communication from George Mason University.  

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