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MEMBERS ONLY: Lunch w/General Ray

April 2 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm America/Chicago

Please join BENS for a members-only luncheon conversation with BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.), on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:00 am. This will be an opportunity for Chicago members to meet and hear directly from General Ray on the new Roadmap for the organization. Special thank you to BENS member Jim Niewiara, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Motorola Solutions, for generously hosting this luncheon at the Motorola Solutions global headquarters in downtown Chicago.

The BENS Roadmap acknowledges there is unprecedented complexity in today’s global security environment. The US Military, an institution whose capacity has not been updated since the 1990s, is transitioning from the War on Terror to existential competition with autocratic regimes intent on revising the world order. Economic, technological, and geopolitical issues are hard at play. BENS has a unique opportunity to fill critical needs at the right time in history… Our expertise is in demand.

Table seating is limited. Please RSVP directly to NCallone@bens.org.

Free

Cost: $Free

Organizer:

NCallone@bens.org

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