Ben Henderson is the Director of Operations and Cabinet Affairs for Governor Polis. Graduating with his Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University, Ben has spent his career focusing on improving social outcomes using math and science. He began his career as a Fiscal Analyst for the Arizona Legislature, worked in community and economic development for downtown Phoenix, and subsequently served as the Deputy COO for Governor Doug Ducey where he helped design and implement the Arizona Management System. Most recently Ben served as the Deputy Director for Budget in the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting before taking on his current role. He currently lives in Denver with his dog and girlfriend and enjoys hiking and marching band.