J. Bennett Guess is the Executive Director at the ACLU of Ohio where he is responsible for leading the statewide organization to fulfill its mission to expand and protect civil liberties for every Ohio resident, with a specific focus on sentencing reform, bail reform, election modernization, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive justice. Before joining the ACLU, Ben held a number of high-level positions with the United Church of Christ’s national headquarters, based in Cleveland. Guess is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in journalism. He completed graduate studies in public administration at Murray State University, and earned a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary.