Cliff Benson


Cliff Benson joined Deloitte’s tax practice in 1973. A tax attorney by training, he worked in Deloitte’s New York and South Florida offices prior to joining the Pittsburgh office. Cliff was elected as a Deloitte partner in 1981. Cliff has served some of Pittsburgh’s largest companies and some of Deloitte’s most significant clients, providing not only tax consultation and services but serving as a trusted business advisor. He has fostered growth and opportunity at companies including US Steel, Bayer, Rockwell International, HJ Heinz, Alcoa, Marathon Oil, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and PPG Industries, among others. His career has included serving as a member of Deloitte’s Office of the Chairman Tax Advisory Committee, as the regional coordinator of Deloitte Tax Technologies, and in various leadership roles in the Pittsburgh and South Florida offices. A graduate of Penn State University, Cliff earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M) from NYU. He was instrumental in establishing the “Hockey in the Hood” (now Pittsburgh Ice) program in Pittsburgh, a program that opened ice hockey to disadvantaged children and has been a trustee and advisor to the Imani Christian Academy. Cliff and his Cheryl have 3 sons, Matt, Paul and Greg.