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Ben from Washington, D.C. is working to transform Minnesota by ‘using his expertise in political strategy and community building’.

Ben Peterson is a highly experienced political strategist and policy expert, with a strong background in the U.S. House of Representatives and a deep understanding of the federal budget and annual appropriations process. Over the past 14 years, he has worked in various positions within the House, including as Defense Appropriations and Foreign Policy Director for Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN-04), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

In this role, Ben has been responsible for overseeing the Defense Appropriations portfolio and managing the legislative team, working to ensure that the military and defense budgets are allocated in a way that is fair and equitable. He has also worked on foreign policy issues, using his expertise to help shape U.S. relations with other countries and promote international cooperation.

As Ben looks to bring his skills and experience to Minnesota, he is committed to working to unite and transform the state. He believes that by bringing people together and fostering collaboration, he can help create positive change and move Minnesota forward. With his extensive knowledge of budget and policy issues, he is well-equipped to tackle the challenges facing the state and help build a brighter future for all Minnesotans.

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Ben's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Ben’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Ben will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Ben’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Ben tends to be a highly-focused executer who gets right to the point in a conversation.


OVERVIEW:

To convince Ben, use a logical appeal and give him time to process the various potential outcomes to a particular decision. It's okay to be creative, but don't rely purely on emotion to do the selling.

What comes naturally to Ben

  • Feeling annoyed by an exaggeration

  • Questioning a lack of logic and analysis

  • Emphasizing the importance of quality


COMMUNICATON:

Make sure to use data when trying to prove your point. Expect Ben to challenge you, and be prepared to present proven facts and statistics instead of stories and anecdotes.

When speaking to Ben

  • Don't get offended if he ends the conversation abruptly

  • Be prepared for pushback

  • Avoid bringing up unrelated information


MOTIVATION:

Ben is motivated by curiosity and accuracy. He will thrive in situations where he can solve problems using logic and creativity. Ben always strives for accuracy and can work through seemingly impossible scenarios, especially when others may be skeptical.

What motivates Ben

  • Competence & skill

  • Proven solutions

  • Providing feedback


WORK:

Ben is naturally authoritative and thinks practically when faced with conflict. He will gravitate toward similarly assertive people who share his ideals and lofty goals.

When working with Ben

  • Offer blunt constructive criticism

  • Support any claims with proof

  • Listen to his suggestions for improving efficiency

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Ben’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Ben’s online activity.

Foreign Policy Director

Representative Betty McCollum

appropriations process

extensive experience

House

Representatives

Defense

Military Legislative Assistant

Office Manager & Scheduler

Legislative Director

Appropriations

Subcommittee

Defense

Foreign Policy Director

Representative Betty McCollum

appropriations process

extensive experience

House

Representatives

Defense

Military Legislative Assistant

Office Manager & Scheduler

Legislative Director

Appropriations

Subcommittee

Defense

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youU.S. House of Representativesfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Ben extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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