Ben Pratt
Executive MBA
Graduate Student Ambassador
Ben Pratt, EMBA student

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Why did you choose Daniels? After relocating to Colorado, I was looking for an MBA experience that would help build my network in the Denver region. Everyone I spoke to suggested that Daniels not only had the best curriculum but also worked hard to connect current students to their alumni network.

Previous Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in International Business, Mercyhurst University
  • Year abroad spent at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain

Pre-grad school experience: I have been in economic development for 10 years working at a state, regional and local level. Much of my experience is in the form of connecting businesses and developers in various stages of growth to resources to help make them successful. As the director of economic development for the Town of Erie, I am in charge of creating an economic ecosystem where new and existing businesses can thrive and an environment attractive to new businesses looking to relocate.

Post-grad school goal: I believe the best way to serve businesses is having a comprehensive understanding of the problems and opportunities they face and providing real business solutions. My goal is to gain this understanding so I can better serve the businesses of Colorado.

Hobbies: Sailing, hiking, camping