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Event Recaps – October 01, 2023

October 1, 2023

Thursday, BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser moderated a distinguished panel of BENS board members: Sam Cole, Frank Finelli, and Ed Kania to discuss “Re-Imagining the Military Industrial Complex – Leveraging the Power of Networks.” The important conversation…

Event Recaps – September 24, 2023

September 24, 2023

BENS CEO, General Tim Ray, traveled to Atlanta to visit with the Southeast Region’s BENS members. Members shared their thoughts and insights on their experiences and engagements with BENS and General…

BENS Member, Chris Harris

September 24, 2023

BENS Member, Chris Harris, Vice President of Defense/Americas for SPEE3D has worked with key staff to train and supply Ukraine with metal 3D printers. The printers will be deployed near the…

BENS New York Member Frank Walter

September 24, 2023

BENS New York Member Frank Walter to be recognized by Vanderbilt University with the inaugural Vanderbilt Way Award. The award celebrates outstanding recent volunteer service to Vanderbilt schools, alumni groups, and other…

BENS Texas Member Flo Groberg

September 24, 2023

BENS Texas Member Flo Groberg, Senior Director for Azure Government Mission Engineering was newly elected to the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)  all-volunteer board of directors.

Event Recaps – September 18, 2023

September 17, 2023

BENS hosted a panel for the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to discuss communication and cooperation between the private sector and federal law enforcement. In attendance were law…

BENS NY Member Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube Containers LLC

September 17, 2023

BENS NY Member Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube Containers LLC, will be honored with the 2023 Connie Award from the Containerization & Intermodal Institute. The Connie Award, founded by CII…

Senior Leaders International Course

September 10, 2023

BENS Members Stephanie Chung (TX) and Jeremy Hitchcock (BOS) traveled to Stennis Space Center in Mississippi to meet and brief the latest cohort of international students in USSOCOM’s ‘SLIC’ program…

Event Recaps – September 11, 2023

September 10, 2023

BENS led a delegation to Coronado, California to meet with US Navy Special Warfare Command. Our group toured SEALs and Special Warfare Combat Crewmen (SWCC) training facilities, met with leadership…