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Top Hat Founder Named Top 21 Under 40 Communicators in Pittsburgh

Congratulations are in order for our Founder and Head of Client Success, Ben Butler, APR. On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 he was named as one of the Top 21 Under 40 Communicators in Pittsburgh by The Incline.

In their own words on what this list is all about:

“The intent of The Incline’s ‘Who’s Next’ series, presented by the Knight Foundation, is to highlight some of the most dynamic people under 40 working to shape our city every day. Our goal is to identify and track the next generation of leaders and influencers.”

What Ben had to say about being included:

“I’m honored and humbled to be included in this list, especially alongside such rockstar communicators,” says Ben. “I’ve been a fan of The Incline since they launched in September (2016). They cover interesting angles and happenings around the ‘Burgh in a fresh way. Seeing my mug appear in an article of their’s? Surreal.”

The list includes the likes of Adam Brandolph, media relations and spokesperson, Port Authority of Allegheny County; Rossilynne Culgan, assistant director of marketing, Carnegie Science Center; Laura Greenawalk, marketing director, City Theatre; Amanda Hartle, director of communicators, North Hills School District; Shaunda Miles, director of public relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; Katie O’Malley, assistant communications manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto; Karamagi Rujumba, director of public affairs & advocacy, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation; and many other greats that you should explore.

We extend our congratulations and raise our celebratory beers to the greats on this list.

The Incline is a mobile-first news publication with it’s office located in the North Side of Pittsburgh. Their goal is to promote conversation and action in the city through the use of events and Pittsburgh-focused news. 


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