Since graduating from the University of Illinois in Political Science, Ben has owned and operated several successful companies – the largest having over 1,400 employees; Millard Maintenance Service Co (now known as The Millard Group). When he worked for New York Life he was the first agent in its 149 year history to earn the company’s highest sales award in his first year in insurance; having had no prior insurance experience.
Throughout his business career he has raised high six figures of dollars for worthy causes and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of two non–profit organizations; Cherish the Children Foundation and The Community Learning Center that annually help thousands of young people lead better lives. He also served as a Board Member of the 105 year old; Young Men’s Jewish Council for a number of years while living in Chicago.
In the last ten years he has been a speaker and consultant in the areas of business and family. Among his most cherished accomplishments are having a large family with his wife Judy (of 36 years) consisting of seven children, five daughters– in–law, and twelve grand children. He’s very proud of the fact that all of his children lead very productive lives and are all contributing in different ways to make the world a better place to live.
As a result of the above experience and being a post graduate student “in the philosophy of life”, he has compiled and edited 3 derivative books: The Natural Laws of Parenting, Parenting Essentials, and How to Handle Difficult Situations with your Child. He has co-authored 50 Ways to Get & Keep the Job You Want – Guaranteed and will be releasing in the Q1 of 2013 – Miracles for Marriage.
His biggest desire is to help people survive better in life. His latest venture is the Jeffersonian Institute; an educational non-profit group whose purpose is to help resolve the divisiveness and polarization in the United States. This is achieved through the codification and dissemination of what the Founding Father’s discovered were the core values of our nation. After February 2, 2013 the website is launched at www.TheJeffersonianInstitute.org