Benjamin Dierker

Benjamin Dierker

As a bandleader, dierker welcomes an array of exceptional musicians into his creative process. His music exhibits an emotive continuum that spans centuries of both written and improvised musical history.

“Derrick Michaels Presents” featured him playing his tenor saxophone alongside various innovative, improvisational ensembles with various instrumentations. Each performance demonstrated the immense creative contributions from each ensemble member.

Early Life and Education

Benjamin Dierker is an economist and public policy analyst. He conducts research at the intersection of economics, law, and public policy to investigate various topics. A graduate of Texas A&M University with both bachelor’s degrees in economics and master’s in public administration as well as a law degree from Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University.

He has written multiple books on baseball history. In 1999, during a game between San Diego Padres and Houston Astros he suffered a brain hemorrhage which required emergency surgery; game was delayed four weeks while recovery took place; eventually returning as manager for Houston Astros; additionally writing numerous articles related to baseball history.

Professional Career

Dierker was revered throughout Houston sports culture. Making his MLB debut in 1964 and staying for 13 seasons as part of the Astros franchise – pitching his fifth no-hitter ever pitched during that final year as a player.

When the Astros appointed him manager in 1997, many observers were initially skeptical; yet he proved his skeptics wrong by leading the team to four division titles within five seasons!

Benjamin graduated from Texas A&M University with both a BA and MA in Economics as well as a Masters in Public Administration, earning his Juris Doctorate at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. At Aii he researches economics law policy intersections. Aii provides access to complex policy issues through its website so they are readily understood by students, experts and interested readers.

Achievement and Honors

Dierker has been involved in many entrepreneurial endeavors during his professional career. Since 2016, he has served as Director of Business Development for Alliance For Innovation And Infrastructure; before this he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with the Texas Rangers; additionally, he authored two books detailing his baseball journey: This Ain’t Brain Surgery and My Team.

Benjamin Dierker has an in-depth background in public policy and was awarded a Fellowship by the Fund for American Studies to interact with experts and academics who specialize in this area on various issues that influence society.

Dierker is also an accomplished musician, performing at jazz venues all across the U.S. He currently leads two main Baltimore-based groups that foster spontaneous creative input from each ensemble member and showcase a dynamic combination of spontaneous innovation.

Personal Life

Benjamin Dierker is an author and researcher on economic, public policy, and legal issues. His writings aim to present complex policy topics in a way that is accessible for students, specialists, and elected representatives alike. Benjamin holds degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Texas A&M University as well as law from Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University.

Dierker has long been associated with the Houston Astros since their formation as the Houston Colt.45s in 1964. In 1999, during a game, Dierker experienced a grand mal seizure which required hospitalization; upon recovery he resumed managing duties of the Astros.

Net Worth

As of this writing, Dierker’s net worth has exceeded $12.4 million. He owns an expansive holding in Church and Dwight Co. stock which he has traded 12 times since 2016, according to SEC filings. Most recently he exercised 88,630 units on 1 May 2023 making him the owner of $6,853,758 worth of shares in CHD. In addition, Dierker holds a small stake in Houston Astros baseball team as well as writing two baseball books: This Ain’t Brain Surgery and My Team. Together he lives with wife Laura in Houston Texas alongside three children

Benjamin is passionate about sports, with extensive knowledge in this area. An avid reader and student of his craft, Benjamin always seeks more knowledge in any subject matter of interest to him.

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