While most children were playing sports or getting excited about new toys, Ben Decker was planning parties and asking his parents, Jeff and Karma Decker, questions about slavery, poverty and life before birth.
His first venture into the world of activism was in 3rd grade, when he had classmates sign a petition directed to the elementary school principal with complaints that the school’s art teacher was limiting students’ creativity. The petition was honored and his efforts resulted in new curriculum. He celebrated with his classmates and began dreaming of larger world issues being solved using the power of a peaceful group of sincere activists.
Ben’s natural gift of influence and love of celebration has made him one of the most sought out event publicists in Hollywood. He’s hosted and produced over 80 red carpet events, movie premieres, fundraisers, concerts, fashion shows, conferences, seminars, and gifting suites for events such as the Golden Globes, the American Music Awards, the Academy Awards and others. Ben is the Society Editor for Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.
Cause-driven events, philanthropy and transformation have always been a common theme in Ben’s work. In January 2014, Forbes Magazine wrote, “Ben Decker knows a little something about throwing exceptional events… Ben is a shining example of the type of talent that the philanthropic community needs to attract.”
Ben is on the board of animal welfare organization, Peace 4 Animals as well as the youth mentors group, Women Like Us Foundation. As the former overseer of education and awareness for international anti-human trafficking organization, Unlikely Heroes, Ben was the origin of everything from Unlikely Heroes' celebrity driven events, to social justice trainings, to rescue teams for children who are sexually exploited. He was honored with the Unlikely Heroes Legacy Award in October of 2012. Ben’s events have supported many other organizations as well, including Children of the Night, The Thirst Project, The American Red Cross, Falling Whistles, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer Schmancer, EcoMedia Compass, SPCALA, Benson Breast Cancer Foundation, and others. He is a proud member of Greenpeace.
Ben lives in Los Angeles and works as a public speaker and consultant. In his personal time, his favorite activities include demonstrating at progressive rallies, yoga at the park, and chowing down at vegan restaurants.