Managing Director, Communications
Benton Strong is the Managing Director of Communications at American Progress. Previously, he served as the national press secretary for the Climate Action Campaign. Benton began his communications career in college athletics at the University of Washington and went on to serve in media-relations roles for the Washington State Democrats, SEIU Healthcare 775 NW, and the Clean Energy Works campaign. In 2012, he was the communications director for the Washington State Democrats during Gov. Jay Inslee’s (D) gubernatorial race and the Washington United for Marriage campaign. Benton graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Washington.