Staff Directory
Ben Pingree, CEcD
Director, PLACE

Ben was born in Tallahassee and was fortunate to be raised in both Tallahassee and in Miami.

Ben began his studies at University of Queensland (Australia) where he played Baseball and he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University.

He earned Master’s in Public Administration from Florida State University. He is a dedicated public servant, serving local and state governments across Florida for the past 20 years.

He is the former County Administrator of Wakulla County, served as President and CEO of the Zoo Miami Foundation.

Ben is a member of Leadership Florida, Class 29 and is the President of the Florida State Parks Association

He is married and has three wonderful children.

Ben has a  passion to grow business and maximize the quality of life in Florida’s Capital Community and serves with a talented and dedicated team of true professionals and public servants who work hard every day to make that happen.