Former Congressman Ben McAdams is a Senior Fellow at the Sorenson Impact Center. McAdams served previously as Utah State Senator and as Mayor of Utah’s largest county, representing 1.1 million constituents and balancing a budget of $1.2 billion. As Mayor, McAdams performed an inventory of all government-owned assets in the county showing public commercial assets totaling $45 billion.
In his public service, McAdams brought Republicans and Democrats together to find solutions to address homelessness, improve education and health outcomes and promote evidence-based decision-making at all levels of government using innovations including the first social impact bonds to achieve measurable outcomes for the public good.
Prior to elected office, McAdams taught Securities Regulation at the University of Utah law school and was an attorney in private practice with firms in New York and Salt Lake where he specialized in public and private securities transactions for U.S. and international issuers.