welcome.

I’m a writer, educator, consultant and proud Chicagoan with more than a decade of experience across PR, marketing, writing, and communications strategy.

By day I lead communications for AFIRE, an international real estate investment association. By night I teach strategic communications at Northeastern Illinois University. In between, I write, read, watch, travel, collaborate, brainstorm, experiment, and explore.

Take a look around my site, or e-mail me at ben@benvanloon.com if you want to work together, swap ideas, or talk about whatever’s on your mind.