Ben Kershaw

Director, Public Policy and Government Relations
Independent Sector

Ben Kershaw is Independent Sector’s director of public policy and government relations, where he works to advance a policy agenda that protects and promotes nonprofit organizations’ ability to serve their communities. Before joining Independent Sector in 2018, he was the director of policy and legislative affairs at the American Alliance of Museums. Ben also served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and to U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, advising them on a wide range of issues including tax and budget policy. He has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and enjoys travelling with his wife and daughter, visiting museums, and watching any New England sports team.

benk@independentsector.org | 202-467-6110