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Benjamin E. S. Kenney

BA 2009, Political Science
Director, Government and Public Affairs, Coherus BioSciences

Benjamin “Ben” Kenney is a 2009 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts with a degree in Political Science and Minor in Entrepreneurship. In addition, Ben was a student-athlete as a Varsity member of the Men’s Swimming and Diving. Ben utilized the lessons learned from both his schoolwork and in the pool to implement a career in both the public and private sectors.

After graduation, Ben has served as a senior government official in a Presidential administration, two Gubernatorial administrations, and various Congressional offices. Ben currently is a lobbyist and public affairs consultant for Coherus BioSciences – an American-made biopharmaceutical company based in California that has saved the U.S. health care system more than $1 billion since 2019.

Ben currently lives in Washington, D.C. and is involved with the Purdue Alumni Association in D.C. He grew up in Westfield, Indiana where his family currently resides – which allows him to frequently visit Purdue.