College of Media | Alumni Notes

Benson '99 ADV recognized by The Network Journal

7/2/2012  9:00 am

Ivan Benson has been recognized by The Network Journal as one of its annual 40 Under 40 Honorees award winners. This is the 15th year the awards have been given out. Winners are selected from a pool of top level business executives nationwide. TNJ has been a New York based magazine publisher for 16 years and provides African American news and advice for Black businesses and Black professionals.

Benson is a 1999 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a master’s degree in human resources management. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources management and an associate certified coach from the International Coaching Federation. Benson credits his late mother, Malinda, with teaching him the importance of hard work and sacrifice. His father,  brothers and sisters were also instrumental in encouraging a spirit of determination and willpower.