Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Lewis works collaboratively with business executives and leaders in the federal government’s national security enterprise to apply best business practices in addressing the nation’s most pressing security challenges.

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James “Hondo” Geurts

Hondo Geurts has over 30 years of extensive acquisition experience at all levels. As the BENS Distinguished Fellow, Geurts provides strategic oversight for the organization’s work on the nation’s future industrial base.

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Jamie Hood

Jamie supports the Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and works with the Policy team to develop and manage national security-related projects. Prior to this role, Jamie was a research associate…

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Hannah Beitler

Hannah supports the Senior Vice President for Policy/Projects and works with the BENS Policy team to develop and manage national security-related projects. Prior to this role, Hannah was a research…

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Caroline Preston

Caroline leads BENS’ projects related to workforce development, organizational transformation, and real property management. In this role she engages government partners and public sector stakeholders to create initiatives designed to…

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Peter Crail

Peter joined BENS as a Policy/Projects Director in August 2019 after working for over a decade on national security issues in government and the non-profit sector. Most recently, he worked…

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James Whitaker

James today serves as Vice President for Emerging Challenges where he facilitates member efforts to identify and address emergent issues affecting U.S. security. These efforts are supported by BENS’ various…

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