About the Vice President/President-Elect

Ben Butler, APR, Top Hat

Ben Butler, APR, is the founder and client services director for Top Hat—an award-winning marketing communications firm in Pittsburgh.

He’s been named a Top Under 40 Communicator, PR Entrepreneur of the Year, one of Spin Sucks 10 PR Professionals to Follow and is Accredited in Public Relations (APR)—a distinction held by less than 20-percent of all practitioners.


  • Assist President and President Elect with Chapter strategy and direction
  • Offer assistance to chapter members and committee leads for events, communications and initiatives
  • Provide support and project management leadership to board members
  • Support Chapter governance by serving in the President’s stead when he or she is unable to perform such duties
  • Shadow the President, in order to achieve a smooth and successful transition