Benton Nighbert – Account Coordinator

Benton Nighbert is an Account Coordinator for RunSwitch PR. He joined the team in early 2019 as an intern and then joined the team full time.  Benton is an experienced professional with a  background in constituent services and strategic communication.

Prior to joining the RunSwitch team, Benton was an intern with U.S. Representative Andy Barr (KY-06). During his time there, he assisted with the coordination of Veterans Coalition Meetings and interfaced with constituents on a daily basis to assist with federal agency issues. He also assisted the district with grant applications.

Benton graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky in May 2019. While attending the University of Kentucky, he was a member of the Finance Society and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). As a member of the Finance Society with the Gatton College of Business of Economics he helped organize events such as resume workshops, education seminars, and socials.. As a PRSSA participant, Benton attended a National Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia and also various conferences in the region.

Education

Benton graduated from the University of Kentucky with a double major in Marketing and Business Organizational Communication

Civic Involvement

Bluegrass Miracle League, baseball program for both youth and adults with special needs

Adaptive Sports Connection, empowers children, adults, and veterans with physical and cognitive challenges through sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation

Experience

Account Coordinator, RunSwitch PR (Present)

Intern, RunSwitch PR (2019)

Intern, U.S. House of Representatives (2018)

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