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Ben Utecht

Ben Utecht

Chief Culture Officer

Ben is a true Renaissance man. He has always chased his dreams, finding his way from a small river town in Minnesota to winning Super Bowl XLI as a tight end with the Indianapolis Colts. Ben was a four-year starter for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, earning a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. He was honored in 2019 with The Uncommon Award, a prestigious recognition given by Hall of Fame Coach and Legend Tony Dungy for those who have demonstrated high character and achievement in today’s world.

He has established himself as an elite Fortune 500 speaker with his speaking program Believe in Culture™, which highlights the topic of believing that culture alignment improves performance and has the power to create high-performing teams — aligned beliefs equal aligned behaviors.

Ben has found success in many realms, sitting on the prestigious board of the American Brain Foundation, authoring Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away with Simon and Schuster, creating the music group REBORN with South African Multi-Platinum Artist André Venter and Canadian Grammy Nominated Artist Mark Masri, and becoming a recording artist and Dove-nominated professional singer. Ben is married and has four daughters.


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