Active Children Portland Welcomes New Executive Director

Active Children Portland is pleased to announce Ben Dudley as the organization’s new Executive Director. During our inaugural 2011/2012 season, Ben served as Active Children Portland’s Program Director and we are excited to see him transition into this new role.

“We got off to a great start last year with programming, serving over 400 kids in 7 schools with the US Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program and the America SCORES program. Our after-school programming is something that we, as an organization, excel at and I see it as the most vital part of the work that we do. I am committed to seeing our programming continue to grow as we fight the battle against childhood obesity and work to fill the student achievement gap.” – Ben Dudley

Born and raised in Texas, though he has always felt like he belonged on the West Coast, Ben, his wife Jamie and their son Nolan now reside in Portland, Oregon. Ben joined Active Children Portland in April of 2011 as the Program Director. A graduate of Baylor University in 1999 with a Church Recreation and Leisure Services Degree, Ben is currently three years into a Masters of Arts and Global Leadership Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He considers himself a very lucky man to be married to his beautiful wife Jamie, who is his best friend and partner in life’s journey. He also is loving being a father and is proud that his little baby boy already knows how to kick a ball!

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