BENS member John Ustica, President & CEO, Siemens Government Technologies is a recipient of the Wash100 Award. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership.
BENS Member Jonathan Evans
General Motors announced it will make a $650 million equity investment into Lithium Americas where BENS member Johnathan Evans is President & CEO to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada to produce material needed for its electric vehicles.
BENS Member Joe DePinto
Texas CEO Magazine sat down with BENS board member Joe DePinto, CEO 7-Eleven, to talk about his leadership style, successes, challenges, where the company has been, and where it is headed.
David Soldow, Advisor, McKinsey & Company’s Defense and Security Practice
Dave Soldow, Advisor, McKinsey’s Defense and Security Practice, leading outreach, integration, and execution for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Combat Support Agencies, Combatant Commanders, Service staffs, and the Intelligence Community. Dave has nearly 30 years of experience operating at the highest levels of the most complex and complicated organizations in defense.
Dr. Joseph Nemec, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Dr. Joseph Nemec, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, a deeply experienced cyber and technology executive with 20+ years proven success in both line management and independent advisory roles operating at the highest levels of both the private sector (financial services, management consulting) and the U.S. intelligence community.
BENS EVENT RECAP
BENS Southeast Winter Dining Out
BENS Southeast Region hosted the Winter BENS Dining Out on Friday, January 27th, 2023 at Antica Posta in Atlanta, GA. The guest of honor was Mr. Salvatore Ferragamo, Jr. who spoke to over 40 BENS members and guests about the Ferragamo family vineyards.
BENS Chicago Hosts Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture
Chicago BENS members met over breakfast with Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture, Commander for Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. The group discussed a wide range of topics including U.S. Navy talent management and how the Navy is leveraging its presence in the East Asian waterways for peace and security. Special thanks to BENS Member host, Paul Darley, CEO of Darley for leading the discussion.
ICYMI: Elissa Slotkin, Representative Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
In Episode 20 of the BENS’ Building the Base podcast Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 7th District discussed the future of the defense industrial network. She advocates for faster government acquisition and contracting cycles of emerging technologies to sustain an edge over our international competitors and, she hopes to continue to encourage inter-agency cooperation.
Call for Interviews: Defense Innovation Board Study on Strategic Investment Capital
The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) is engaged in a study on strategic investment capital and is requesting interviews with industry to inform its analysis. The DIB is seeking insights from companies in the defense industrial base, tech start-ups, investors, and companies that have successfully exited Small Business Innovation Research or Defense Innovation Unit programs. Those interested in being interviewed must submit responses to the survey link.
Contact Hannah Beitler, Policy Associate, to submit content for consideration in this newsletter: HBeitler@bens.org
Multiple Dates, Locations: Discussion on Information Warfare Please join BENS members and guests for a luncheon discussion on information warfare with Brian Murphy, former Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, and currently Vice President for Strategic Operations at Logically.
Multiple Dates, Locations BENS Texas luncheon discussion on America’s Nuclear Triad with Patty-Jane Geller, Senior Policy Analyst for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense.
BENS Member Mark Shenkman, Founder and President of Shenkman Capital Management was honored with the Museum of American Finance’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in the investment industry.