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Benjamin Joffe-Walt appointed to Chief of Staff at

Benjamin Joffe-Walt (BEd 2003 OISE) has been promoted to chief of staff at, the largest and fastest-growing social change organization in the world. An award-winning war reporter, Joffe-Walt has worked throughout Africa and the Middle East and joined in 2011 where he assembled a 30-person communications team across 12 countries, which has driven coverage in an average of 200 media outlets per day. founder and CEO Ben Rattray celebrated the decision in an internal email to staff: “The key characteristics of a great chief of staff are that they are outstanding communicators, detail-oriented organizers, have significant institutional knowledge, are deeply trusted, and are excellent at execution,” said Rattray. “This description fits Benjamin perfectly.”

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