Ben Gotkin is the Executive Director of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) and Principal Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox. Ben draws from over 22 years of recruiting experience in a variety of tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizations including Recruiting Toolbox, Marriott International, RSM, The MITRE Corporation, Intelsat and BAE Systems. As a consultant/trainer and in his practitioner roles, Ben’s expertise has ranged on topics including recruitment strategies and processes, sourcing, interviewing & selection techniques, recruitment technology, program management, college recruiting, employment branding and more. Ben was the Founder and Past-President of the Washington, DC-based Recruiter Community, recruitDC. Ben has also served on The Candidate Experience Awards Council, was a board member of WTPF (a Washington, DC-based HR organization), and was an Expert Advisor with the Human Capital Institute (HCI). He has been the author of several recruiting blogs, has written and been quoted in articles for numerous recruiting-focused websites and major national publications, and has been a featured speaker and panelist at the ERE Expo, Talent42, Recruiting Trends Conference, SRSC, SourceCon, Social Recruiting Summit and WTPF. Ben is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.