About BENS



Norman C. Chambers

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

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Founding Chairman

Stanley A. Weiss

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

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President & CEO

General Norton A. Schwartz

Former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and became BENS President and CEO in July 2013.

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Vice Chair

Raphael Benaroya

Managing Director of Biltmore Capital Group, LLC, a financial company investing in secured debt.

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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 partner at Arnold & Porter, LLP. He specialized in international law, including litigation, 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 builds leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in the United States Army leadership philosophy of "Be, Know, Do".

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Board of Directors

Patricia C. Barron
Vice Chair (Ret.)

Alfred R. Berkeley
Princeton Capital Management

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
Chaiman & CEO
McCann Worldgroup

Donald R. Dixon
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Ezra S. Field
Managing Director
Roark Capital Group

Kenneth Fisher
Senior Partner
Fisher Brothers Management Co.
Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

William J. Flynn
President & CEO
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Michael P. Galvin
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC

Mark J. Gerencser
UMUC Ventures

Ronald J. Gidwitz
GCG Partners

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

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

Thomas J. Higgins
Chief Administrative Officer
First Data Corporation

Thomas M. Holder
Chairman & CEO
Holder Construction Company

John K. Hurley
Founder & Managing Partner
Cavalry Asset Management

Paul Marcus
Marcus Partners

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

John P. Morgridge
Chairman of the Board (Ret.)
Cisco Systems Inc.

Bruce E. Mosler
Chairman Emeritus
Business Executives for National Security
Chairman of Global Brokerage
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

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

Charles E. Phillips

Stephen J. Shapiro
Managing Partner
BSR Investments

Roger S. Shedlin
President, CEO & Chairman

James Shira
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Frank V. Sica

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

Heidi L. Steiger
Founder & CEO
Topridge Associates, LLC

Thomas F. Stephenson
Special Limited Partner
Sequoia Capital

John H. Streicker
Sentinel Real Estate Corporation

Frances F. Townsend
Executive Vice President
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr.
Managing Partner
Toxaway Capital Partners

Bruce N. Whitman
Chairman, President & CEO
FlightSafety International, Inc.

Matthew E. Zames


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