As Director of Government Affairs for Idaho, Benn leads our policy and political work, serving as a lobbyist and policy advisor to a diverse portfolio of clients. As a fourth-generation Idahoan, Benn brings extensive knowledge and relationships in the policymaking realm. From winning campaigns to finding unique solutions for complex issues, Benn delivers. In the true spirit of Idaho, Benn is not afraid to tackle any issue or solve any problem. He matches his willingness to serve with a relentless dedication to making sure the job is done and done right.
Benn has a proven track record of success on issues at every level. His work advising on state and local agency process, contracts, budgets, creating and implementing policy and facilitating collaboration between industry and state officials has provided meaningful results for clients in nearly every policy area.
Before joining S360, Benn served as Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s field director on his 2014 reelection campaign and then as Special Assistant to the Governor, acting as the Governor’s Office liaison to various state agencies and point person on diverse policy areas.
In his spare time, Benn enjoys traveling with his wife Laural, exploring Idaho’s great outdoors as a sportsman, and can often be found helping out at a rodeo. Benn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Man Up Crusade, a national non-profit working to reduce domestic violence. Benn holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Boise State University, where he graduated with honors and was an officer in Phi Alpha Theta.