Meet AED's Newest Employee

Benjamin P. Bernal

Meet Benjamin P. Bernal, AED’s new vice president of operations. 

Before joining the team at AED, Bernal worked as the sales director at KCT Credit Union. His past experience includes involvement in banking, finance and sales. Throughout the years, he has curated his relationship-building skills to aid businesses in increasing profit, something he hopes to continue with AED members.

Benjamin looks forward to engaging with members to get to know them better and collaborate on steps they can take to increase their revenue. In the meantime, he is focused on learning more about member wants and needs. As Benjamin takes on this new role, he wants to ensure that members are set up for success when they are partnered with AED. 

What do you like to do on a day off?

I have two kids, a girl and a boy. Amelie is five and Benjamin is three. We do a lot of things together. We like to go hiking a lot, that’s very fun. I also enjoy fishing.

What kind of music do you like?

I listen to everything. If you go to my Apple Music playlist you’ll find anything from Frank Sinatra to country music.

What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

There is an island about three and a half hours from Puerto Rico called Culebra. It’s gorgeous and peaceful, definitely an island where you can just go and disconnect.

Do you have a favorite book or podcast?

One of my favorite books is No Higher Honor by Condoleezza Rice. What I really like about it is that she detailed everything that went on after September 11, 2001. She was a senior staffer of national security, and she really dives into the thinking and decision-making process during those few weeks.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Never, never, never give up” – Winston Churchill. It’s one of those quotes that has been a favorite of mine since high school. It reminds me to just keep on pushing.

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