Award-Winning Writer and Communicator

Ben Bryant is an award-winning writer and communications strategist with 18 years experience in public affairs, marketing, and mass communications. A recognized leader in the field of communications, his experience includes widely-recognized, award-winning work in writing, broadcasting, journalism, and marketing communications.

A talented and effective communicator, Ben has built a reputation planning, executing, and measuring integrated communications plans, including Web content development, public and media relations, advertising, print collateral development and distribution, vendor management, meeting and event planning, and conference/trade show coordination. He has years of public-sector service as a speechwriter and communications advisor for clients at the Program Executive, SES and Flag Officer; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Deputy Undersecretary of Defense; and senior political appointee-levels.

Recognized as a top editor for military, government, and healthcare constituencies, Ben has served in a senior editorial capacity for multiple reports prepared for the Secretary of Defense, United States Congress, and President of the United States. In 2009 and 2010, he served as Managing Editor for the report of the DoD's Independent Review of the events surrounding the November 5, 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, TX, and, the following year, served as Lead Editor for the two book-length reports prepared by the DoD Comprehensive Review of the Issues Related to a Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Previously, Ben was Editor-In-Chief of Force Health Protection & Readiness magazine and, later, as an Editorial Consultant, supervised a complete editorial and graphical revamp of that publication. He is currently serving as lead editor and senior writer (supervising the writing, editing and report production team) for the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.

In the corporate arena, Ben's achievements include a 300-500% jump (over 18 months) in all metrics of an integrated marketing communications program, including multiple strategic campaigns in the United States and EMEA regions for a pharmaceutical and life sciences solutions division of Honeywell International, and a Six-Sigma Greenbelt certification for optimizing marketing communications processes. At Honeywell, Ben wrote extensively on pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and process manufacturing.

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