Milton J. Benjamin

Milton J. Benjamin is the President and Founder of KAGE Growth Strategies, LLC.  Milton has more than 30 years of experience in finance, economic development, and diversity, working with small businesses and large corporations in Massachusetts.

Prior to KAGE, he was founding CEO of the Initiative for a New Economy (INE), a first in the Greater Boston region coalition of corporations, community organizations, and the City of Boston, that launched a major initiative that expanded the opportunity for minority owned business enterprises (MBE) in Massachusetts. INE was acknowledged as a world innovator by Bentley University and TIME Magazine. 

For 20 years prior to joining INE, Mr. Benjamin served as President of the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation (CDFC), an economic development investment corporation that provided debt and equity financing to small businesses and real estate development projects. 

Mr. Benjamin serves as Trustee to the Dedham Institution for Savings, board member of the Boston Renaissance Charter School Foundation, board member of A Better City, and advisory commitee  member of Associated General Contractors. He was a 2009 recipient of the Rosoff Award for “External Diversity Initiatives”, the 2010 Eastern Bank Community Quarterback Award, and the 2010 Social Capitalist Award by Social Capital Inc.

 Mr. Benjamin holds a B.S. and J.D. from Northeastern University.

Sandra T. King

Sandra T. King is a highly respected marketing and communications leader and consultant. She has headed up sales, marketing and communications in several organizations including Long Term Solutions, Bentley University, Northeastern University and Babson College. She offers clients brand development, electronic and print communications, advertising, events management, public relations, market research, and crisis management services. Adept at leading, collaborating, and influencing effective outcomes in complex environments, Sandra has created award winning marketing and communications programs. 

Clients and partners Sandra has worked with include: Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Time Magazine, Wheelock College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, UMass Boston, 4-H Foundation of Massachusetts, and WGBH.

Sandra holds a B.A. from Elmira College and an MBA from Northeastern University.