We are excited to announce that Ben Benedict has been promoted to IT Director.
Ben was born and raised in Auburn, California – in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Simpson University. He began his career after college with a small tax accounting firm, where he provided tax, bookkeeping, and IT services for six years. He moved to Nashville and took a job in IT for Dell, before changing gears and becoming a warehouse manager for a flooring company. A better financial opportunity brought him to Louisville, but unfortunately his job was eliminated when the economy took a dive. He went back to school, earning an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Sullivan University.
“I’ve always built and managed computers on some level, so it just made sense,” said Ben. “I met some great people, and after considering several job options, I decided DMLO was the perfect fit, given my experience.” Ben joined the IT team in June 2012.
Awesome Moment: “Reconnecting with someone I’ve known for over 20 years, who has become my best friend and love of my life.”
Odd fact about myself: “I had the opportunity to travel while in college. I’ve been to Ukraine twice, for a month each time, working at an orphanage. I also had the opportunity to lead a group of business students to India for 6 weeks.”
What I bring to the table as the new IT Director: Loyalty
If I could pick one word of the year, it would be: Growth