Ben J. Carnes

Legislative and Communications Associate

Ben Carnes serves as a Legislative and Communications Associate at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he manages a variety of tasks relating to both press and government relations. Mr. Carnes also hosts the firm's biweekly radio show, FEDtalk, on Federal News Radio.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Carnes directed communications for the R Street Institute, a public policy think-tank based in Washington, D.C. He has seven years of Capitol Hill experience, having served as Communications Director for Representatives Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Darrell Issa (R-CA).

Mr. Carnes is a graduate of North Greenville University, where he studied Broadcast Media, and his writing has been featured in publications such as USA Today, Forbes, The American Spectator, Crain’s New York Business, and The Washington Times.