Ben is currently the Director of Business Development for CRB’s Mid-Atlantic region. CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants focused on delivering design, construction and consulting solutions that achieve successes for life sciences and advanced technology clients. Ben is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has worked in the AEC industry for over 13 years, solely focusing on the life science industry the last seven years. Prior to joining CRB, Ben was a System Specialist for Hydro Service and Supplies working within the life sciences industry to help plan, design, install and service High Purity Water Systems. Ben has presented to the National Institute of Health and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and assisted numerous universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical/biotech companies on the design and implementation of high purity water systems. Ben is an active member of the Chesapeake Bay Area Chapter of ISPE most recently serving as VP and prior to that he was the Vendor Committee Chairman. Ben was integral in helping grow the vendor show case in to what it is today for the Chesapeake Chapter and most recently formed an advisory board for the chapter. Ben looks forward to using this same energy to help the Chapter grow in many areas, but most importantly to ensure that the chapter provides its membership and the region with the tools, education, and networking opportunities needed to create high-quality, cost effective GMP solutions. Ben is very active in the Biohealth Capital Region, is a member of the Bioprocessing Advisory Board at Frederick Community College and also an active Biobuzz Board member.