Ben Porritt

Class of 2018


In a career that has spanned the top levels of politics and corporate America, Ben Porritt has counseled and developed strategies for national campaigns both corporate and political. Porritt currently serves as a senior vice president of Brightline Trains, the largest privately funded transportation infrastructure project in the country.

During PLS, Porritt worked on a new high school leadership program aimed at connecting students in the Rust Belt with entrepreneurs, mentors, and influencers to help them reimagine their careers. This program will start in Porritt’s hometown of Danville, Illinois. An adapted program will later be launched in Fort Lauderdale.

Expertise: Education
Project: Education
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