Wake Forest Hires First Senior Budget Analyst, Benjamin Blevins

— February 2017


Benjamin W. Blevins

The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce the hiring of Benjamin W. Blevins as the town’s first Senior Budget Analyst.

Blevins, who began working for the town on Monday, Jan. 30, will be responsible for assisting with the annual operating budget process, as well as reviewing performance management and outcome-based data. He will also evaluate departmental operations and make recommendations that have a town-wide impact, prepare budgetary reports, determine the financial impact of new programs, and identify ways to reduce costs.

“Ben brings valuable knowledge and experience to the town,” said Finance Director Aileen Staples. “He will be a tremendous asset as we incorporate our performance measures into our budget process.”

The Senior Budget Analyst comes to Wake Forest from New River Community College where he served as an Education Coordinator. In that position he ensured grant compliance and aided in preparing grant proposals for transitional programs. Prior to that, he was a Budget Officer in Page County analyzing capital projects, operations, and procurement and recommending strategies to increase revenue, reduce expenses, and utilize existing resources more efficiently.

A native of Abingdon, VA, Blevins earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Virginia Tech in 2014. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory & Henry College.

A former collegiate tennis player, Blevins still enjoys playing tennis during his free time. He’s also a huge Virginia Tech football fan.