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Episode 12: Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS)

General Joseph Votel spoke with BENS DC member Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS). Dr. Kiernan is a former Assistant Director of the ATF, where she…

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Episode 11: Jennifer Pritzker, founder of Tawani Foundation and Pritzker Military Museum & Library

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Chicago member Jennifer Pritzker, founder of Tawani Foundation and Pritzker Military Museum & Library which works to increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs…

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Episode 10: Dr. Lisette Cooper, Vice Chair of Fiduciary Trust International

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Boston member Dr. Lisette Cooper. Dr. Cooper is Vice Chair of Fiduciary Trust International following its 2020 acquisition of the pioneering impact investment firm Cooper founded…

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Episode 9: Sam Meek, CEO of Sandboxx

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS DC member Sam Meek, Co-Founder and CEO of Sandboxx, a military media platform based in Arlington, VA, with a mission to build content and technology…

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Episode 8: Jonathon Evans, President and COO of Lithium Americas Corporation

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Southeast member Jonathan Evans. President and Chief Operating Officer of Lithium Americas Corporation (LAC); a company currently bringing to market two world-class lithium resources…

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Episode 7: George Knost III, Owner and President of Arkel International

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Texas member George Knost III. Owner and President of Arkel International, an infrastructure and technical services company helping organizations, governments, and militaries work successfully…

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Episode 6: Pete Dordal, President of GardaWorld Federal Services

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS DC member Pete Dordal, President of GardaWorld Federal Services. He’s an accomplished security management professional and a business leader with over 35 years of…

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Episode 5: Ed Davis, Founder and CEO of the Edward Davis Company

General Joseph Votel interviews BENS Boston member Ed Davis, founder and CEO of the Edward Davis Company, a business strategy and security services firm. Davis leads a team of former…

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Episode 4: Dr. Suzet McKinney, Principal and Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay

General Votel interviews BENS Chicago member Dr. Suzet McKinney, Principal and Director of Life Sciences for commercial real estate developer Sterling Bay. In this role, McKinney helps create urban campus…

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Episode 3: Nate Morris, Founder and CEO of Rubicon

General Votel speaks with Nate Morris, founder and CEO of Rubicon, a software company focused on waste and recycling. The conversation highlights the innovative approach Morris and his company have…