Ben H. Rome | American Bus Association

Ben H. Rome

Director, Communications & Marketing


With close to 30 years immersed in storytelling and strategic communication, Ben serves as ABA’s Director of Communications, culminating in his rich professional journey spanning diverse roles since 2009. His expertise encompasses a multifaceted skill set, from writing and editing to podcasting, game design, content marketing, and beyond. This broad proficiency has earned Ben an impressive collection of over 25 awards in communications, content marketing, publications, and game design.

A passionate storyteller, Ben’s zeal lies in crafting captivating narratives that resonate with varied audiences. His trajectory to Washington, DC, traces from Orlando to Chicago, Pittsburgh, and eventually the northern Virginia locale he affectionately calls home.

Ben’s literary prow is evident from his precocious start—having his work featured in a school newsletter at just six years old—to becoming a published author of over 70 books and materials. Notably, he’s contributed to prominent wargame lines, curated a STEM comic series, and authored insightful literature on games and gamer culture.

Beyond the written word, Ben’s adventurous spirit finds expression in global explorations with his wife of nearly three decades. Whether sailing the seas on cruise ships or navigating hidden gems off the beaten path, their travels often feature whimsical LEGO minifigures, capturing their escapades. This fascination extends to Ben’s active collaboration in regional LEGO showcases.

Back home, Ben remains a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and an avid consumer of cutting-edge science fiction. His multifaceted persona seamlessly weaves creativity, strategic acumen, and a zest for travel into a captivating narrative that continues to inspire.

The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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