Ben Yarrow

In 2002, Yarrow worked as research director on Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s successful gubernatorial campaign. When the governor-elect invited him to join her administration, he asked to become a speechwriter. He was 23 years old. Two short years — and many long speeches — later, hewould become the governor’s Chief Writer.

Following his Michigan days, and before joining West Wing Writers, Yarrow was the director of communications for the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Office of President Bill Clinton. Today, he helps high-profile CEOs, celebrity-activists, and nonprofit leaders craft strategic communications products and plans. His writing on behalf of international luminaries has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Time. Yarrow also serves as a strategic communications consultant to philanthropies, political campaigns, and private institutions.