Ben Paul

President & CEO
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Ben Paul

Ben Paul is President & CEO of After-School All-Stars (ASAS) a national non-
profit organization founded in 1998 by Arnold Schwarzenegger. ASAS
provides free after-school programs to over 75,000 students who are living
in circumstances of poverty. Since joining ASAS in 2003, Paul has led the
organization’s expansion from 45 to nearly 400 schools, broadened the
mission to include three pillars of health & fitness, academics, and
enrichment and expanded the the chapter network reach from 15 to 50+
cities. Today, ASAS is the largest national after-school network uniquely
focused on providing comprehensive school-based programs.

Ben combines his passion for helping kids and families with nearly 20 years
of business management and entrepreneurism. Prior to ASAS, Ben was a
founding partner of a Los Angeles real-estate investment group; worked at
International Consultants on Targeted Security, an anti-terrorism flight-
security firm; and served four years in the Israeli army, retiring as a
company commander.

Ben has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Board of
Trustees of America’s Promise Alliance, a collaborative network founded by
Colin and Alma Powell as well as the Board of Adviors of the
Schwarzenegger Institue for State and Global Policy. Ben was the co-
founder and Board Chair of three charter school networks, Larchmont
Charter Schools, Valley Charter Schools and City Charter Schools.