Ben Picciano serves as Manager, Government Affairs and Grant Services, at Keller Partners helping clients successfully navigate the complex political landscape, develop strategic solutions, and achieve legislative objectives. He brings an extensive understanding of the federal political advocacy and policymaking process shaped by prior experiences serving in various academic, political, and administrative roles.
Ben began his work at Keller Partners as an intern during which he played a critical role in identifying federal and state funding opportunities to advance client objectives and priorities. Prior to joining Keller Partners, Ben was selected to intern at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C. where he specialized in research aimed at alleviating poverty, expanding economic opportunity, and improving the social safety net in the United States.
Ben's previous experience includes working for state policymakers and on a congressional campaign in his home state of New Jersey. In these roles, Ben conducted targeted community outreach efforts and engaged in strategic communications to advance legislative and political goals.
Ben holds a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and trying new restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area.