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BENS Member, Florent “Flo” Groberg

June 10, 2024

BENS member Florent “Flo” Groberg is the subject of a new graphic novel that tells the story of a soldier who received the Medal of Honor for tackling a suicide bomber to…

BENS Member, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher

June 10, 2024

BENS member Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher joins Nano Dimension’s Board of Directors. Nano Dimension’s vision is to transform existing electronics and mechanical manufacturing into Industry 4.0 environmentally friendly and economically efficient…

BENS Member, John DeBlasio

June 10, 2024

Recently, BENS member John DeBlasio, a military veteran and Chicago businessman who has both a corporate and humanitarian presence in many of the world’s political hot spots was profiled in Crain’s…

BENS Member, Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker

June 10, 2024

BENS Chicago member Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.) recently hosted the opening ceremony for the Pritzker Military Archives Center (PMAC) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The new space is a…

Event Recap – June 3, 2024

June 4, 2024

On Tuesday, May 21, BENS hosted a small discussion with Moroccan officials visiting the United States as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Member representative Stephanie Yantajoined with Gen.…

BENS Member, Zack Knight

June 4, 2024

On Thursday, May 16th, BENS member Zack Knight was awarded the Veteran of the Year award from The Warrior Alliance at their gala at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta. Zack’s devotion…

BENS Member, Dan Runzheimer

June 4, 2024

Sacrifice & Leadership | Former Marine officer and BENS member Dan Runzheimer, remembers his deployment, the loss of his men and the legacy they left behind as we remember their brave sacrifice.

BENS Member, Dan Holland

May 20, 2024

On May 3rd, BENS Boston member Dan Holland served as Co-Chairman of this year’s annual Boston College Finance Conference. Dan moderated a discussion with General James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense, retired four-star general,…

BENS Member, Chris Bollinger

May 20, 2024

Chris Bollinger, a founding member of the Silicon Valley Defense Group, Senior Growth Lead at Palantir Technologies, and a national security technology SME for BENS, has joined Public Spend Forum’s Advisory Board.…