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

January 26, 2022

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…

Honorees receive award at ASTORS Awards

NEC Corporation Wins Big in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

January 19, 2022

Congrats to BENS member Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, Ed.D President of NEC Corporation National Security Solutions! Kiernan won award as Extraordinary Industry Leadership and Innovation Person of the Year, and NEC was honored for groundbreaking…

US Troop Level Reduction in Middle East Likely as Focus Shifts Elsewhere

January 14, 2022

The U.S. military is likely to reduce the number of troops it keeps in the Middle East and Central Asia while remaining engaged in those regions to counter Iran and…

Business Executives for National Security Names Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, USN (Ret.) as Senior VP of Policy and Projects

January 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2022 CONTACT: Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125 nthompson@bens.org WASHINGTON, DC—Business Executives for National Security (BENS) names retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and former commander of the United States Second…

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

January 1, 2022

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…

The Mosaic Approach: a Multidimensional Strategy for Strengthening America’s Critical Minerals Supply Chain

December 19, 2021

The United States faces a troubling scenario when it comes to the supply chain for critical minerals. Rapidly increasing demand, under-developed national resources, intense international competition, and years of neglect…

BENS Competitiveness Council Releases Primer for Businesses on Great Power Competition

December 16, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY:December 16, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125nthompson@bens.org WASHINGTON, DC—The Competitiveness Council of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) has published a primer outlining how business leaders can advance U.S.…

Mark Gerencser speaks at a panel event

BENS Chairman Joins Panel Discussion on “Great Power Competition”

December 14, 2021

BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser appeared on the panel discussion “Great Power Competition” at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2021 Global Security Forum: Competing for the Future. Gerencser was joined by co-panelist…

Sam Meek

Episode 9: Sam Meek, CEO of Sandboxx

December 9, 2021

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…