Meet Ben Ilfeld
Co-founder and COO, Sacramento Press/Castle Press, LLC
Participant: We Media Miami ’10
At Sacramento Press Ben focuses on operations and oversees every department. Ben sets the vision and process for the online media outlet and runs customer service.
With direct input from his team, Ben defines the business and technology road map for the organization and works to continually refine the “hyper-local” model to reclaim community.
Ben also develops and implements processes to recruit new writers as “recruitment manager.”
Prior to his current position, Ben founded No Snakes Agency and managed Brooklyn-based rapper/producer P.Casso. He previously interned with California State Assembly Member Darrel Steinberg, who is now Senate President pro tem.
Ben grew up in Sacramento and graduated from The University of Rochester with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.
Beth Laing is the project manager for iFOCOS, which organizes the We Media conferences, awards and community. Prior to working with We Media she worked in a variety of new media roles with Knight Ridder, Infonautics and Access Atlanta. She is currently on the board of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance (AWA), Community Advisory Board for Junior League Dekalb and a Leadership Dekalb 2010 class member.