About the Accreditation Director

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.


  • Counselor, sounding board and guide for interested Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) candidates
  • Facilitator of the candidate APR Panel Review

Get in touch with Ben by emailing accreditation@prsa-pgh.org or watch this video series to learn more about the APR journey.