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ABOUT

Ben Alston was born in Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Lewis & Sheila Alston. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English/Afro American Studies from the University at Albany and his MBA with concentration in Managerial Analytics from Mercy College.

Professionally he is a consultant with over 20 years of Project Management experience. He has been a Director of Project Management, Project Manager and Program Manager for Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit agencies. Some of the companies Ben has worked with include JP Morgan Chase, Transit Center, WageWorks, MetLife and American Society for Mechanical Engineers. Ben currently works for Catholic Health Services in New York, where he is a Client Service manager, where he works closely with senior management in the development and implementation of information technology plans aligned with business strategies for CHS. In addition coordinates daily operations and manages projects for all information based services and coordinates IT resources.

Ben was initiated into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in the spring of 1991 into the Mu Iota chapter on the campus of University at Albany. During his time on campus, Ben served as Chapter President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. He is currently a proud member of the Kappa Beta Sigma Chapter, in Brooklyn, New York, where he has served numerous leadership roles. Ben has served as President, Vice President and held many other chapter committee positions. He is the current Regional Director of Bigger and Better Business and the immediate past New York State Director. Some of his achievements include being co-host of 2014 Eastern Regional Conference in Brooklyn, 2017 Brotherhood Award recipient for New York State, Membership Intake trainer, Sigma Beta mentor, 2020 State Director of the Year, 2020 PBS Scholarship Winner and Co-chair of the Philadelphia Eastern Regional Conference.
Ben is proud to lead the innovative change to recruit, retain and promote membership throughout the Eastern Region and is proud Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

campaign focus

Building a Stronger Region Through Our R.O.O.T.S.

This vision rests on the following:
Reclamation- Focus on reconnecting with Brothers and revisiting our bonds
Organically Growing with “Brothers” – Nurturing natural, meaningful growth within the Region
Obtainable Goals – Establishing realistic and achievable objectives for sustainable progress
Training for Excellence – Education and skill development for the betterment of Brothers
Sustaining Success – Implement strategies to maintain and build upon our achievements

Leadership experience

committees and highlights

Other Committee Participation  

  • Regional Budget committee member
  • PBS East Foundation committee member
  • International Project SEED Committee member
  • International Small Business Initiative Committee member
  • Revisions committee of the ninth edition of the Sigma Light
  • Crescent Club Development Program member
  • Member of Law & Revision committee for Conclave Arkansas
  • Member of Law & Revision committee for Conclave Detroit
  • Chair of Nominations Committee for 2018 ERC
  • Chair of Membership Incentive Committee 2018
  • Elections committee for Conclave Las Vegas
  • 2023 Chair of Billboard Jackson Entrepreneurial Competition
  • 2023 Program Directors Award for BBB @ Conclave Houston Elections committee for Conclave Las Vegas
  • 2022 Co-Chair of Eastern Regional Conference Philadelphia
  • Co-host of 2014 Eastern Regional Conference in Brooklyn
  • Programs committee for Conclave Myrtle Beach
  • Nominations committee for 2016 ERC

Sigma highlights include:
• Membership Intake trainer (2014-2020)
• Membership Intake Certified
• Sigma Beta mentor
• 2017 Brotherhood Award recipient for New York State
• 2020 State Director of the Year
• 2020 PBS Scholarship Winner
• 2022 Prominent Brother Service awardee

Fraternity Events Attended

Conclaves
• Atlanta 2011
• Philadelphia 2013
• Arkansas 2015
• Detroit 2017
• Las Vegas 2019
• Myrtle Beach 2021
• Houston 2023

Regional Conferences
• Delaware 2010
• Hartford 2012
• Brooklyn 2014
• Boston 2016
• Baltimore 2018
• Virtual 2020
• Philadelphia 2022

Leadership Retreats
• 2016 University of Maryland Eastern Shore
• 2017 Rutgers University Medical School
• 2018 University at Albany
• 2019 UMass Dartmouth

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