About BENS


Mark Gerencser


Mark Gerencser

Independent Director (Former Managing Partner of Booz Allen Hamilton), influential consultant, author, and innovative higher education leader.

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President & CEO

General Joseph L. Votel

Joined BENS in January 2020, following a distinguished 39-year U.S. Army career where he commanded special operations and conventional forces at every level.

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Chairman Emeritus

Norman C. Chambers

Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, NCI Building Systems, with more than 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry.

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Chairman Emeritus

Bruce E. Mosler

Chairman of Global Brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., the world’s largest independent real estate services firm.

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Vice Chair

Raphael Benaroya

Managing Director of Biltmore Capital Management, LLC which invests in US real estate and works on investment strategy, capital attraction, foreign direct investment, etc.

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Vice Chair

Mary M. Boies

Counsel to Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP where she specializes in antitrust and corporate commercial litigation.

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Vice Chair

Denis A. Bovin

Senior Advisor to Evercore Partners, Inc., a leading global independent investment banking and advisory firm.

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Vice Chair

Ramon P. Marks

A retired senior partner at Arnold & Porter, LLP, Ramon specialized in international law as well as corporate and trade/national security work.

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Vice Chair

William F. Murdy

Chairman of Thayer Leader Development Group which offers leadership and ethics education grounded in the United States Army leadership philosophy of "Be, Know, Do".

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Our Founder

Stanley A. Weiss


The former Chairman of American Premier, Inc., a mining, refractories, chemicals and mineral processing company.

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Board of Directors

Rhonda Germany Ballintyn
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer (ret.)
Chair & President
Germany Ballintyn Education Foundation

Patricia C. Barron
Vice Chair (Ret.)

Alfred R. Berkeley
Princeton Capital Management

Calvin G. Butler, Jr.
Exelon Utilities

Sam Cole
Principal & Founder
Stonecutter Ventures LLC

Christopher W. Collins
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
First Atlantic Capital, LLC

Howard E. Cox, Jr.
Advisory Partner
Greylock Partners

Steven E. Darnell
President & CEO
SPG International, LLC

Joseph M. DePinto
President & CEO
7-Eleven Inc.

Harris Diamond
Chairman & CEO
McCann Worldgroup

Donald R. Dixon
Co-Founder & Managing Director
ForgePoint Capital Management

Pete Dordal, Jr.
GardaWorld Federal Services

Ezra S. Field
Senior Advisor
Roark Capital Group

Francis Finelli
Managing Director
The Carlyle Group

Kenneth Fisher
Senior Partner
Fisher Brothers Management Co.

G.S. Beckwith Gilbert
President and CEO
Field Point Capital Management Co.

Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman & CEO
C.V. Starr & Co. Inc.

Mark S. Hacker
EVP, General Counsel & CAO
Motorola Solutions Inc.

Michael D. Hankin
President, CEO & Director
Brown Advisory


Thomas J. Higgins
EVP & Head of General Services
Fiserv, Inc.

John K. Hurley
Managing Partner & CIO
Cavalry Asset Management

Edwin M. Kania, Jr.
Managing Partner
FarField Partners

Paul Marcus
Marcus Partners

Christopher C. Melton
Chairman & CEO
The White Oak Group Inc.

Brian H. Monks
Vice President & CSO
Underwriters Laboratories LLC

Mark S. Newman
Chairman & CEO (Ret.)
DRS Technologies, Inc.

Gregory S. Nixon
Head of Strategic Investments,
Senior Managing Director &
Senior Legal Counsel
Cerberus Capital Management

Stuart B. Parker
Former President & CEO

Kristi M. Rogers
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Principal to Principal

Roger S. Shedlin
President, CEO & Chairman

Mark R. Shenkman
Chairman & CIO
Shenkman Capital Management

James Shira
Global Chief Information & Technology Officer
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Donald V. Smith
Senior Managing Director (Ret.)
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

Thomas F. Stephenson
Hoover Institute

David P. Storch
Managing Partner
ARISE Capital Partners

Edwin A. Wahlen
Managing Partner
Toxaway Capitol Partners




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