, Vice President
Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications
Patrick Bench is a vice president of public affairs.
In this role he provides public affairs and lobbying counsel to clients in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and across the country and internationally.
specializes in economic development and procurement advisory services.
also serves on the BIO International 2012 Planning Committee
Bench was previously the director of business development for the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI), where he worked to expand the Massachusetts economy by marketing the state's business internationally.
During Patrick's tenure at MOITI he
worked with more than 60 foreign companies to open their North American Offices in Massachusetts, and facilitated bilateral economic partnerships with more than 50 countries.
Prior to his
position at the MOITI
, Patrick heldpositions at John Kerry for President as a NationalAdvance Staffer, and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers
as a Mutual Funds Pricing Analyst.
is an American Council of Young Political Leaders Fellow and has presented on the topics of International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment at Harvard, and Brandeis University
, as well as at Dublin City University
in Ireland and at the Rambam Hospital
in Haifa, Israel.
is involved in a number of organizations, as Board member of the Boston Irish Business Association
and as a Board member of WorldBoston
atrick earned a master's degree in Public Administration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University
He also has a bachelor's degree in political science from Providence College.