Senior Manager of International Programs
Benjamin Kelner is senior manager of international programs of Chicago Sister Cities International. He manages volunteer sister city committees; coordinates exchanges that focus on arts and culture, business and economic development, education, environment and social services between Chicago and its sister cities; facilitates international delegation visits; and administers CSCI program-wide events. In addition, he focuses on tourism initiatives for CSCI and administers the organization’s communications functions.
Benjamin is a native of Crown Point, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Culture from Indiana University and a Master of Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. He has worked in communications for arts and cultural programs and events, and as a freelance writer focusing on film criticism and cultural tourism.