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Six BENS members

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…

Mary Boies

BENS Member, Mary Boies

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…

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BENS member, Hany Girgis

BENS member Hany Girgis, Founder/Owner/Chairman of SkillStorm Commercial Services, LLC, earned the prestigious designation of VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. These awards acknowledge organizations…

IVLP Panel Discussion

BENS members Rob Palmer, Deborah Curtis, and Kevin Carroll joined a panel moderated by BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser

On May 1st, BENS members Rob Palmer, Deborah Curtis, and Kevin Carroll joined a panel moderated by BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser. They discussed the importance of public-private partnerships in security, as part of the Department of…

John Hurley

Member News, John Hurley

This week BENS Board member John Hurley was appointed to the Board of Directors of the The Stimson Center.


BENS Member, Brad Morrison

BENS member Brad Morrison has been appointed to the inaugural Texas Space Commission. This commission aims to solidify Texas’ standing as a key player in the national space industry.

Adam Blum

BENS Member, Adam Blum

BENS member Adam Blum has been appointed to the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.

Chris Bollinger

BENS Member, Chris Bollinger

BENS member Chris Bollinger has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board of Public Spend Forum. Public Spend Forum is renowned for its expertise in providing comprehensive market and supply chain intelligence…

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BENS Member, Samir Patel

BENS member Samir Patel was recently honored as one of Georgia State University’s “40 Under 40” alumni, recognizing his notable contributions to science, medicine, and business. This program annually celebrates outstanding graduates…

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BENS Board Member, Denis Bovin

BENS Board member Denis Bovin has joined SHIELD’s National Security Advisory Board as a Senior Advisor. SHIELD is run by Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Raj Shah, a California Member.