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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.) and Elliot Ackerman, co-authors 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 -

Patricia C. Barron
Raphael Benaroya
Mary and David Boies
Robert S. Cohn
Steven and Kathleen Darnell
DataRobot, Inc.
ForgePoint Capital Management LLC
Mark J. Gerencser
John K. Hurley, Cavalry Asset Management
Edwin R. Kania, Jr.
Paul Marcus, Marcus Partners
Mark and Sharon Newman
Thomas F. Stephenson
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Stanley A. Weiss

- Platinum Sponsors -

Christopher W. Collins
Howard E. Cox
Fiserv, Inc.
G.S. Beckwith Gilbert
Maurice R. Greenberg, The Starr Foundation
The Harlan Family
Johnson & Johnson
Ramon P. Marks
Nate Morris, Rubicon
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
Ivan Schlager, Kirkand & Ellis
Jim Smith, Ankura Consulting

- Silver Sponsors -

Harris Diamond
Ezra and Marlene Field
GardaWorld Federal Services
Hillwood – A Perot Company
John M. Holmes, AAR Corp.
Bruce E. Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield
Gregory S. Nixon, Cerberus Capital Management
Stuart B. Parker
David Storch, Arise Capital Partners

- Bronze Sponsors -

Alfred G. Berkeley
Christopher and Barbara Brody
Samuel A. Cole
Edward S. Hochman, Esq.
Pitch Johnson
Andrew N. Liveris
Mark R. Shenkman
Heidi L. Steiger
Josh S. Weston

- Tribute Committee -

James C. Allen
Denis A. Bovin
Benjamin S. Butcher
Francis A. Finelli
George H. Gilmore, Jr.
Alfred G. Goldstein
David C. McDonald
John W. Nicholson
David R. Pelizzon
Alan M. Silberstein


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