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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.…

Event Recap – May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024

BENS NY members recently spoke with FBI NY Field Office’s Assistant Director in Charge, James Smith, and key members of his team. The group discussed a wide range of national security…

Event Recap – May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024

On May 2nd General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. USMC (Ret.), former CENTCOM Commander joined BENS Boston members for a discussion on the Middle East. General McKenzie gave an in-depth overview of where the…

BENS Member,  Ben Cheatham

May 13, 2024

On April 11th, BENS member Ben Cheatham, VP Microsoft, participated on a panel at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy on April 11th. The panel was titled: The Role of AI in National Security…

Six BENS members

May 13, 2024

Six BENS members were selected and participated in the National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College. The National Security Forum specifically aims to foster a deeper understanding among civilian community…

BENS Member, Mary Boies

May 13, 2024

On April 9th, BENS Director Mary Boies honored Renata Parras with the PenFed’s “Mary Boies Humanitarian Award” for providing legal services to ensure a safe future for Afghan women military allies. Mary Boies is also…