Ben Vainer - Chief of Staff


Ben has built a career around non profit and public service work, all with an entrepreneurial mindset. Prior to joining the Shah Foundation, Ben worked for the Mayor's Office in Boston. While there, he worked for the Mayor's Office of New urban Mechanics (the CIty's in house innovation team), ran a civic engagement initiative, and led a billion dollar capital planning process for the Boston Public Schools.

Prior to his time with the City, he spent time as the Program Director for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and in the startup community working on a social engagement venture. A Boston area native, Ben loves living and working in Boston and continuing to find ways to help the City improve for all it's residents.