Benjamin Morano (he/him/his)
President, Board of Directors
Ben was elected as the new President of Cincinnati Pride back in September 2021, after serving in various roles over the past 7 years. As President, his goal is to continue building upon our successes as an organization and to find new ways to be intentionally inclusive and equitable to all members of the Greater Cincinnati queer community. His drive for being involved with Pride stems from the less obvious impacts that Pride can make on the community and its members. Being able to offer a young trans person a chance to show their family that there is a whole community out there for them. Watching the reaction of a newly out 50-year-old, experiencing Pride as their authentic self for the first time. These "little" experiences can create a very large impact on people.
He was born and raised in the Queen City, representing the WEST SIDE!!! After nearly 2 decades of working in the financial services industry, he now works for a renewable energy company. He's a firm believer that dogs are "man's best friend", and he's currently the proud, single, dog dad to 3 wonderful fur babies. He likes to cook, relax in the mountains, and is not ashamed to admit his fandom for The Real Housewives (any favorite franchises?).
He looks forward to serving the Greater Cincinnati queer community. Feel free to shoot him an email sometime!