Colin Bennett is the Director of Communications, responsible for managing the overall brand strategy for REACH, and engaging in communication efforts that help further the foundation’s mission to advance equity in health coverage and care. Bennett joined REACH in 2023, and brings an extensive nonprofit background to the position. Working with the foundation team, Bennett will implement communications and public relations efforts designed to strengthen grantee, community, media and government understanding and interest in the foundation’s mission and purpose.
Previously, Bennett worked as the Marketing Manager of Kansas City-based Nonprofit Connect, a nonprofit professional development association, where he connected nonprofit professionals to resources that would help them achieve their missions. Most notably, during his time there, he helped pioneer the new nonprofit holiday ‘501c Day’ on May 1, and guided a series of roundtables for nonprofit marketing professionals. Before that he spent time in a variety of nonprofit organizations, working in leadership or communication roles. He served as the Public Relations Assistant Manager at The American Theatre Guild before COVID shut down the Broadway Industry, and prior to that worked as the Lead Camp Instructor at the Kansas City Zoo.
Colin holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Arkansas with a focus on Advertising and Public Relations. He lives in Waldo with his wife, black lab, and two cats.