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Ben Swanger

Ben Swanger

Assistant Editor, D CEO

Ben Swanger is the assistant editor for D CEO, the business title for D Magazine. Ben manages the Dallas 500 and has covered everything from robot quarterbacks to the coworking boom. He adores his departed college baseball career, and his .159 batting average, more than he should.

Stories by Ben Swanger

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Business

The DoorDash of Luxe Parties Relocates HQ from New York to Dallas

Social Studies—which is backed by Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Whitney Wolf Herd—is in the midst of closing a nearly $5 million round of seed funding.
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Soccer

FIFA Selects North Texas to Host 2026 World Cup

The chair of the Dallas Host Committee believes play at Arlington's AT&T Stadium will change the entire economic picture of the region.
Torrey Littlejohn
Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Torrey Littlejohn

JLL's managing director talks about where she learned the art of sweat equity, retaining talent, and the time she accepted a 100 percent commission compensation structure.
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Business Briefs

XFL Strikes Deal with Dallas-based Sponsorship Sales Agency

Plus: Fort Worth Heritage Development Co. acquires several properties; the Dallas competitive sports entertainment space expands with new concept.
By Suzanne Crow and

Stories by Ben Swanger

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Sports

Launching the Longball: How I Won the Dallas Cowboys Home Run Derby

After I notched 24 home runs, Pasos for Oak Cliff walked away with a $13,600 check—the single largest fundraising effort in the organization’s history.
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Sports

Major League Rugby Inks Largest Partnership in League History

The six-year-old league will leverage NFTs by NuArca Labs to grow fandom leading up to the U.S.-hosted 2031 Men's Rugby World Cup.
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Business Briefs

Two North Texas Public Relations Firms Merge

Plus: Genesis Women’s Shelter to get new childcare center; TOCA Football becomes the largest indoor soccer operator in US following DFW partnership; and more.
By Suzanne Crow and
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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Kenneth Hersh

The Dallas investor talks about going back in time to change one moment (hint: the 2011 World Series), living in the age of discovery, and much more.
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Business

Meet New Development Specialist Al Coker, AKA “The Grindfather”

Coker, who has closed nearly $3 billion in residential real estate sales since 2000, finds his rush on the skateboard.