Ben Bawden has supported companies and professional associations in the public safety space for nearly two decades. Formerly a Senior Vice President at a leading Washington, DC based consulting and government relations firm from 2000-2012, Ben led numerous legislative, policy development, and business development engagements for leading national law enforcement professional associations and innovative technology providers to the public safety, homeland security, and defense markets.
Ben has worked on cutting-edge technology and policy issues affecting public safety and homeland security including data collection and analysis, tech privacy, interoperable communications, digital evidence access, encryption, forensics, information sharing, and criminal intelligence. He has coordinated coalitions to drive legislative change and has managed nationwide legislative efforts in state capitals and Congress to preserve access to critical technology, systems, and data for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Ben is an Iowa native and earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Maryland.