Ben Krauss


Ben joined Fenway back when it was founded in 2013, and today serves as its CEO.

Over the course of his time here, he has written for principals at some of the highest levels of Democratic politics, and helped leaders of all kinds find their voice and use it for good.

In 2023, Ben served as a Senior Advisor at the White House, working on strategic communications around implementing President Biden’s economic and clean energy agenda.

In 2020, Ben was part of the speechwriting team on the Biden-Harris campaign, including running the speechwriting operation for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Douglas Emhoff, and campaign surrogates. Earlier in the primary campaign, he also served as director of speechwriting for Rep. Beto O’Rourke. 

In 2018, leading up to a wave of Democratic victories in the midterm elections, Ben was chief political speechwriter for then-Vice President Joe Biden.

In 2016, Ben worked a number of gigs at Hillary for America, including as a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton, chief speechwriter for Tim Kaine, director of surrogate speechwriting, and the campaign’s representative in the writer’s room at the Democratic National Convention. 

Prior to Fenway, Ben was a pollster at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, working with progressive candidates around the world. He also served at the White House at the National Economic Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

You can check out his writing at Crooked Media and He has lectured at the Yale Politics Initiative and holds a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College. Ben lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Shana, and their rescue foxhound, Sasha.