Ben serves as the liaison between the Florida Sea Grant program and its institutional partners, including UF, state government, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO). He also manages fulfillment for FSG publication and communication productions to the Pell Library at the University of Rhode Island, statewide FSG participating institutions, and target audiences.

As a member of the FSG team, Ben provides program assistance in preparing for program assessment, strategic planning activities, annual FSG extension statewide faculty meetings or other program-wide activities as needed.