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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Program Details

Master of Ceremonies:
General Joseph Votel (ret.), BENS President and CEO

Featuring a celebration of local "Community Heroes" presented by:
Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent, Fox News Channel

6:00-6:45 PM Eastern   —  Cocktail Hour with Special Guests 

Prior to the evening’s formal presentations, join us for an interactive opportunity to mingle and talk with special guests from the national security community, including:

  • Susan M. Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Admiral James Stavridis USN (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, and co-author of the new book, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War
  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Author, and Director of the Hayden Planetarium


Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

Alex Gorsky
Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

General Gustave Perna, USA
Chief Operating Officer, Operation Warp Speed

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- Diamond Sponsors -

Jeremy D. Achin
Patricia C. Barron
Mary and David Boies
Robert S. Cohn
ForgePoint Capital Management LLC
Mark J. Gerencser
John K. Hurley, Cavalry Asset Management
Paul Marcus, Marcus Partners
Mark and Sharon Newman
Thomas F. Stephenson
Stanley A. Weiss

- Platinum Sponsors -

Howard E. Cox
Fiserv, Inc.
G.S. Beckwith Gilbert
The Harlan Family
Motorola Solutions
William F. Murdy
Roger S. Shedlin
James Shira, PwC
Donald V. Smith
World Fuel Services

- Gold Sponsors -

Norman C. Chambers
Andrew B. Hersh, Lockton Companies

- Silver Sponsors -

John M. Holmes, AAR Corp.
Bruce E. Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield
Jim Smith, Ankura Consulting

- Bronze Sponsors -

Alfred G. Berkeley
Pitch Johnson
Mark R. Shenkman
Heidi L. Steiger

- Tribute Committee -

Denis A. Bovin
Benjamin S. Butcher
Alfred G. Goldstein
David C. McDonald
David R. Pelizzon


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