Senior Strategy Director
Ben Chase oversees Purpose’s partnerships in the corporate sector. Ben has worked with top global brands such as Unilever, Nike, and Audi to define social impact goals and activate their audiences to realize that impact together. He has also worked across the philanthropy and advocacy sectors and led Purpose’s work to help launch Everytown for Gun Safety. Prior to Purpose, Ben served as a policy advisor in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In that post he worked to reduce the environmental impact of the city’s solid waste and scale recycling, improve the sustainability of land use and transportation planning decisionmaking, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve public health. Ben began his career as an officer in the US Marine Corps, where he spent five years leading teams and directing operations in the US, East Asia, and the Middle East. Ben holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a specialization in marketing and an MFA in design and technology with honors from Parsons the New School for Design