Ben West

Founder & Board Director

In 1990, the startup agency WestGroup was named Southeast Agency of the Year by Adweek magazine. As its founder, Ben was named Agency Executive of the Year. WestGroup has since evolved into 22squared, and under Ben’s leadership has become one of the largest independent agencies in the U.S. Prior to branching out independently, Ben spent the early days of his career at Young & Rubicam New York, as a VP at Ogilvy & Mather New York and as a Corporate SVP at D’Arcy MacManus Masius Worldwide. He also served on the national board of directors of the 4A’s and as a judge for the annual North American Effie Awards. His experience spans some of the world’s top brands, including M&M/Mars, Anheuser-Busch, SmithKline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble.