Ben was born in the City of Philadelphia in August of 1976. His father was a pastor of a church
in Northeast Philadelphia. He is the middle child of three boys, and his mother was a stay at home
mom until his younger brother went to school. Early on in Ben’s youth, his family moved to Somerville,
NJ where he spent most of his school age years. During his high school years, his family moved to Rochester,
NY. Ben completed high school in Rochester and attended college at Virginia Wesleyan College and ultimately
Messiah College where he completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resource Management.
Upon graduating from Messiah, Ben began a career in recruiting and within a year of graduating,
he moved into the city of Harrisburg and has lived there ever since. Ben purchased a home in Midtown
in 2001, and still lives there today.
Ben Allatt has over 15 years of experience in the Human Resource Profession with a large emphasis on
recruiting and over four years of leadership experience at the executive level. He spent a good portion of his
career working on executive searches for clients across the nation with a large emphasis on working with the
public sector including cities, counties and state governments. This experience enabled him to understand a bit
more about how municipal governments work, both the good and the more challenging. His career has included
providing recruitment services within Academia, Technology, Sales, Marketing, Healthcare professionals, and
Executive Recruitment in the public and private sector. He has been involved with placing hundreds of individuals
in positions both locally and nationally.