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Audra Kessler Bennett Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

By Jennifer Salkin | | June 2021

(Cleveland, OH) Audra Kessler Bennett has been named Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. The appointment is effective June 22, 2021.

Bennett is a senior marketing and communications executive with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, health care, insurance, vision services, digital agency, government procurement and trade publishing industries. Before coming to Benjamin Rose, she served as Vice President of Marketing and Fund Development at the Neighborhood Family Practice in Cleveland. There, she was responsible for organizational strategy and policy related to marketing and fund development initiatives. 

Bennett began her career as a Co-Founder and Director of Communications at BrandMuscle. She served as the Director of Marketing Communications at the YMCA of Greater Cleveland before joining Kaiser Permanente as a Senior Communications Consultant, where she soon advanced to Director of Corporate and Marketing Communications. Bennett later served as Director of Marketing Communications at HealthSpan after its acquisition of Kaiser Permanente. She earned a bachelor of science in journalism from Ohio University.

“Audra comes to Benjamin Rose with extensive marketing and fund development experience with community-based social service agencies and the healthcare field,” Orion Bell, President and CEO of Benjamin Rose, said. “We know her leadership will help us better meet the needs of older adults and family caregivers.”

About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging ( is a nationally recognized Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to support caregivers and empower all people to age well through research, consumer-responsive services and client advocacy.