Ben Brussat is the Director of Communications for Team 6643. Alongside partner Ruby Ward, he leads all of the team's communications efforts and community outreach initiatives. He also manages the team's media, website, sponsor outreach, and ensures that Team 6643 maintains a positive and coherent public image for the team. As an honorary founding member, Ben joined the team during the 2017 build season. Prior to his election as Director, Ben handled all media acquisitions for the team. Ben has taken a major role in school sponsored team events, as well as grant acquisition and planning for the team's upcoming series of STEM centered workshops. Ben also co-authored the team's first Standard Operating Procedure.
The Director of Communications manages all team communication efforts, recruiting, website, community outreach, media, managing the team's public image, managing sponsors, and representing the team in capacities including interviews and public speaking. All Communications subcommittees are overseen by the Director of Communications. The Director of Communications is also responsible for all interactions with other committees on behalf of the Communications Committee. The Communications Committee is customarily run by two Directors, who share the title. The Directorship, like all other leadership members, is elected each April 1st in the full post-competition team vote. The Director of Communications reports directly to the Team Captainship.