Ben Mattson is the National Marketing Director for Pei Wei.
He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked in marketing and operations for 3M, the Luck Country Club, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Larson Companies. He currently oversees the National development and rollout of the Local Store Marketing program for Pei Wei, a subsidiary of PF Chang's, based in Scottsdale, AZ.
Mattson has a recurring role as a guest lecturer at the U of M Carlson School of Management (branding, marketing), U of M College of Veterinary Medicine (sustainable agriculture) and at Hamline University (branding and marketing.)
Ben is an avid fan and supporter of both hockey and the military, despite having never officially participated in either. His hockey roots are limited to rudimentary boot hockey on the ponds of his family farm in NW Wisconsin. His appreciation for the military stems from his father's participation in the Air Force in Vietnam and brother's participation in the Army in Operation Desert Storm.
Ben and his wife, Kari, currently reside in Bayport, MN with their three children.