Vice President, Political Affairs and Strategy

Ben Shnider began his career in politics as a field organizer for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. He went on to manage Delegate Saqib Ali’s campaign for Maryland state Senate in 2010 and worked at J Street as PAC Manager during the 2014 election cycle before launching Bend the Arc Jewish Action’s PAC in 2015. As National Political Director he oversees JStreetPAC, the largest pro-Israel PAC in the country, and J Street’s polling and candidate outreach. Ben lives in Rockville, MD. He received his bachelors degree in political science from Emory University and is currently enrolled in University of Maryland’s Executive Master in Public Management program.