Ben is the recently retired President/CEO of the University of Wyoming Foundation. He worked actively with the Daniels Fund during his 25-plus year career with the UW Foundation. He oversaw the growth of the UW Foundation from a $40 million asset organization when he joined UW in 1996 to the achievement of over $900 million in total assets at the time of his retirement from the UW Foundation in the summer of 2021. In his contract role with the Wyo Sports Ranch, Ben serves as the 501(c)3 Executive Director and supports major gift fundraising. He has worked closely with the McMurry Foundation and the McMurry Family for over two decades through their UW philanthropy.
As Executive Director, Ben is responsible for the overall direction of the Wyoming Sports Ranch. He oversees the pre-construction, contractor selection, operator selection, donor relations and fundraising.