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Business Leaders Honor Anthony Fauci, Alex Gorsky and Gen. Gus Perna With 2021 Eisenhower Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 26, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125 WASHINGTON, DC—More than 200 leaders and guests across the nation joined Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Wednesday for its…

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BENS Leaders Examine Emergency Response Vulnerabilities, Share Recommended Reforms at Senate Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 24, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson(202) 296-2125 WASHINGTON, DC—The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs’ Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing today…

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BENS to Release Commission Report on ‘Whole of Nation’ Approach to National Emergencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 25, 2021 Contact: Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125 WASHINGTON, DC—Business Executives for National Security (BENS) will publicly release the final report of its Commission on the National…

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Consulting Executive Mark J. Gerencser Begins Chairmanship of Leading Security Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 11, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson(202) 296-2125 WASHINGTON, DC—Business Executives for National Security (BENS) has announced a leadership change as Mark J. Gerencser begins his term as chairman…

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Business Leaders Honor Gina Haspel, Michael Crow, Michael Roman with 2020 Eisenhower Awards

WASHINGTON, DC—More than 200 leaders and guests across the nation joined Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Wednesday for its virtual presentation of the fall 2020 Eisenhower Awards. The event…

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BENS Offers Fresh Approach for Managing National Security Talent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2020 CONTACT: James Washington, D.C. – Business Executives for National Security (BENS) today releasedTalent Management: A Strategy for Great Power Competition, a report offering bestpractices…

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Date: August 29, 2019
Photographer: Mark Finkenstaedt
Location: BENS, Washington, DC
Caption: BENS President CEO Joseph Votel

General Joseph Votel Appointed President & CEO of BENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 8, 2019 CONTACT: James Washington, D.C. – Retired U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel has been appointed the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the…

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Business Leaders Honor General Joseph Lengyel and Roger Staubach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 17, 2018 CONTACT:James NEW YORK – To a crowd of over 500 industry and national security leaders on Wednesday evening, the nonprofit Business Executives for National…

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US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Philanthropist Robert Belfer Honored with BENS Eisenhower Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 28, 2016 CONTACT:James WASHINGTON – Business Executives for National Security (BENS) on Thursday night presented their 2016 Eisenhower Award to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter…