About Ben Risinger


Ben Risinger has more than 20 years experience in the media, marketing and public relations industries and moved to Grand Rapids, MI in 2013. Risinger is currently an adjunct communications professor at Davenport University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


Ben is the former Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Imaging Office Systems, a technology company. From 2013-2019 he was the New Media and
Community Relations specialist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. While at the hospital in 2019 he was chosen as outstanding intern supervisor of the year for Grand Valley State University for leading the communications interns.

Before coming to West Michigan Risinger served as Founder/On-Air Personality of DoItIndy (television segment on Fox 59 WXIN, Indianapolis) and co-owned a communications agency,

Co-Founder and On-Air Host

Somnium Media. In 2012, Risinger was honored as one of Indianapolis’s “Best and Brightest, 40 under 40 in the media and entertainment category. He was also chosen as one of the Top 100 public relations professionals to work in social media in 2013 by Sparkah.com/Forbes magazine. Risinger has spoken at more than 50 regional and national events in the public relations, marketing and digital media realm. He has worked for small businesses to medium sized business to Fortune 500 companies in consulting work for digital media and public relations. 

In his free time he enjoys teaching, competitive swimming and the gym, music (#311unity), being a fanboy, reading comic books, a new found love for plants, volunteering in the West Michigan and exploring trails and outdoor life in Michigan and beyond.

Interviewing Brownie and Dill with the Naptown Roller Girls roller derby.
Nothing like a good kayak session in Tampa Bay, Florida

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