Ben Kaman, CEO, began working for Kaman’s Art Shoppes in 1994 as a seasonal portrait artist at a local amusement park. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 with a BFA Ben joined the management team full-time. In 2010 he earned his MBA from Kent State University which allowed him to meld his art and business knowledge with his experience. Ben has in-depth experience working with many of the products and services that Kaman’s Art Shoppes offers which allows him to continue training team-members as well as management in these skills. As CEO, Ben travels extensively visiting parks and zoos to cultivate relationships with clients and to provide encouragement and direction to our on-site management teams. Ben focuses on maintaining high standards in Service, Craft and Sales for which Kaman’s Art Shoppes has come to be known and respected for throughout the amusement industry. In 2015 after a 5-year succession plan Ben took over the running of the day-to-day operations from the company’s founders, Rich and Tricia Kaman.