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April 23, 2023

Adam Blum receives Rising Star Award from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas’ annual Hall of Fame ceremony. He was one of just three alumni to…

Event Recaps – April 23, 2023

April 23, 2023

On Friday, April 14th, The Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, Major General Rich Neely, briefed BENS Chicago on the latest news out of Springfield, IL. The conversation ranged from…

Member News

April 16, 2023

BENS Board Member Frank Finelli and Distinguished Fellow James “Hondo” Guerts serve as Commissioners on the Atlantic Council’s Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption. The Commission recently released an interim report containing recommendations consistent with…

Event Recaps – April 16, 2023

April 16, 2023

On Tuesday April 4th, Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, U.S. Army (Ret.), BENS’ Chief Operating Officer, hosted General Gary M. Brito (USA), Commanding General of United States Army Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) to…

Accelerated Defense Podcast: “The Potential of Capital Markets With Frank Finelli and Sam Cole”

April 9, 2023

BENS Directors Frank Finelli and Sam Cole both joined host Ken Harbaugh for a discussion around our nation’s growing need to build a better “Future Industrial Network.”

The Barbara Bush Foundation Names Chairs for the 2023 National Celebration of Reading

April 9, 2023

The Honorable Mike Rogers and BENS Director Kristi Rogers will serve as Chairs for the 2023 National Celebration of Reading, to be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the…

Secretary of Defense Announces New Director of the Defense Innovation Unit

April 9, 2023

The Department of Defense has announced BENS member Doug Beck, Vice President, Americas and Northeast Asia, Apple as the next Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).

Foreign Investment Watch Top Advisors 2023 List

April 9, 2023

In recognition of her work related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), BENS member Olga Torres, Founder and Managing Member of Torres Trade Law, PLLC has…

BENS Member Ben Trowbridge Participating Baja 1000

April 9, 2023

The Baja 1000 is one of the world’s most prestigious off-road races.