Our Team
Benchmark Strategies is a Boston-based public affairs firm led by Patrick Bench. Benchmark Strategies provides strategic counsel and public affairs services to international and domestic businesses, large corporations, small businesses, and non-profits. Benchmark clients include multi-national corporations, foreign governments, Massachusetts companies, trade associations, and technology start-ups.


Benchmark Strategies specializes in economic development and strategic growth opportunities for companies looking to expand their business locally or globally.

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Patrick Bench
President & Founder

Joe Rull
SVP, Public Affairs

Aaron Saunders
SVP, Public Affairs

Susan Elsbree
SVP, Public Relations

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Elysia Rodriguez
VP, Media Strategy

Nicole Herendeen 
AVP, Public Affairs

Jessica Morris
AVP, Public Affairs

Colleen Fitzgerald
Senior Public Relations Associate

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Shelly Andrews
Public Relations Associate

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Sarah Hong
Operations Manager