Patrick Sweeney 2022 2400w

Patrick Sweeney

Vice President for Programs

Reporting to the SVP for Strategy & Engagement, Patrick serves as Vice President for Member Engagement, having previously served as Director through 2019.

Before arriving at BENS, Patrick worked for the National September 11th Memorial & Museum in New York where he supported the creation and growth of the Civic Training Program initiative. This unique programming has since become a mandatory element of training curriculum for a variety of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and other organizations from across the national security enterprise.

At BENS, Patrick helps to lead the national member engagement strategy — and strives to develop new partnership and engagement opportunities for BENS members with U.S. government agencies.  

Additionally, Patrick oversees the BENS national travel program, leading delegations of BENS members on multi-day visits to military bases, intelligence centers, and other sites of national security significance across the country and around the world.  

Now a resident of Washington, DC, Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and his Masters Degree from New York University.