TEDxBellingham organizer is president of Ben Kinney's newest venture

Local real estate entrepreneur Ben Kinney named David Wiggs as president of his newest venture – the Ben Kinney Training Organization.

Most recently, Wiggs was vice president of marketing and e-commerce for McNett Corporation and the organizer of TEDx Bellingham.

The Ben Kinney Training Organization will train real estate agents and brokers through online content and courses as well as live events. Kinney developed the training techniques as the operator of seven Keller Williams franchises.

“It’s a new formal company but not a new process,” Wiggs said.

Eventually, the Ben Kinney Training Organization will offer training for for business outside of the real estate industry, Wiggs said.

Wiggs doesn’t have experience in real estate, but he will be using his marketing skills to create, promote and sponsor events, he said.

“You don’t get an opportunity to work for someone as visionary as Ben very often in your life,” Wiggs said. “I admire what he’s done and I’ve watched how he has grown and I just wanted to be a part of it.”

The company doesn’t have a website yet but it should in a couple weeks, Wiggs said.

Kinney’s other companies include Big Fresh Media, Tech Help, Blossor, and Brivity.

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