About BENS

Jennifer Giglio

Vice President for Partner Engagement


Jennifer serves as BENS’ Vice President for Partner Engagement where she is responsible for enterprise-wide management and oversight of the organization’s interaction with military and government leaders across the national security enterprise.


Prior to assuming her new role at BENS, Jennifer served as the Washington, DC Regional Director for BENS for four years. In this role, she was responsible for building upon a strong BENS network of existing members to recruit, retain, involve and grow the membership base in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Other duties included fundraising for BENS initiatives, recruiting new members, involving current members in BENS project work and regional programs, building business-government partnerships, and organizing regular BENS events in the DC Region.


Jennifer brings to BENS nearly two decades of nonprofit and government experience in program development, fundraising, marketing, grant development, and volunteer management. She served as Director of Donor Stewardship and Engagement at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), as well as the Director of the Chancellor’s Council at The Institute of World Politics. She also spent several years as Executive and Board Liaison for United Service Organizations (USO), where she worked closely with senior staff to execute the organization’s mission to include assisting in raising approximately $50 million to build the Warrior and Family Centers at both Ft. Belvoir and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


Jennifer’s government service includes tours on both Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. Prior to entering the private sector, she worked as a Public Affairs and Legislative Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as Special Assistant to the Chairman and Chief of Staff of the House Armed Services Committee. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and daughter.

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