Doherty has been writing his column, "Financial
Speaking," for the Post-Gazette since April 2001.
He is an Advisor for Doherty Financial
Services located at 330 Congress Street and 63 Atlantic
Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ben has three degrees from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst: an Associates, Bachelors and Masters in
Marketing and Economics. His list of accomplishments are
many. He has been invited back to his high school as
well as the University of Massachusetts as Commencement
Speaker twice and has received some of their
highest distinguished awards and special citations.
He was a Trustee of the University,
Director of their Business School, and President of the UMass Building Association.
An avid athlete, Ben excelled in several
sports. He taught boxing to the Peace Corps, was an
All-Army, Golden Gloves and Olympic Trials boxer. He was
appointed Boxing Commissioner for four years by Governor
Weld and also named Chairman of the Boxers' Fund Board
by Governors King and Dukakis for two terms.
Ben has been an author and editorial
consultant as well as a contributor to the Banker and
Tradesman for many years. He belongs to several
cultural, civic and military organizations and is a
director of several companies. Ben has been the top
retail producer for five different brokerage firms for
over thirty-four years. As Senior Vice President and a
member of the "One Million Dollar Top Broker Awards
Clubs," he has managed over $100 million of funds for
over 100 high net worth clients and several savings
banks in New England.
Every year Ben personally raises monies
for various charities and educational organizations by
running boxing shows, golf events, and casino nights. He
has three grown children and lives in Boston.