John Benson is CEO of Diamond Analytics Corporation and editor of johnbenson.com. He is the author of more than 50 books and hundreds of essays. He also helps others as a consultant in writing and publishing for businesses, individuals and educational institutions. His consulting approach is that of a strategist, beginning with identity and mission, and then flowing through organization into programs, products, and services.
John is a columnist for The Sporting News. Previously his regular columns appeared in USA Today Baseball Weekly and Baseball America. During the 1990’s he covered the Mets and Yankees for The Scouting Report and The Scouting Notebook. He has appeared on ESPN/HBO and the NBC News with Tom Brokaw and has been cited in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. He has frequently been a radio guest.
With a passion for public service, John served eight years on the Wilton, Connecticut Board of Education, including a term as chairman. He was the first-ever development director for the Connecticut Urban Education Fund engaged in fundraising to provide private schooling for the most underprivileged children. John enjoys public discourse and bringing together diverse constituencies. He has been elected to local office four times.
In the corporate world with Fortune-500 firms, John’s career spanned the disciplines of finance, operations, marketing management, sales management and general management. He has held professional and executive positions in the industries of public accounting, mining, manufacturing, and transportation.
John holds degrees in politics, business, and divinity, from Princeton, Columbia, and Yale universities, respectively.
Clients and employers have included:
Milt Campbell Foundation
Connecticut Urban Education Fund
Coopers & Lybrand
Morse Electro Products
City of New York
New York Telephone
Revere Copper and Brass
School of St. John (NY)
Smoky Valley Common
The Sporting News