About BENS



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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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 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

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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Board of Directors

Patricia C. Barron
Vice Chair (Ret.)

Raphael Benaroya
Managing Director
Biltmore Capital Management, LLC

Alfred R. Berkeley
Princeton Capital Management

Mary M. Boies
Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP

Denis A. Bovin
Senior Advisor
Evercore Partners, Inc.

John J. Brown
Managing Partner
Sands Point Consulting, Inc.

Calvin G. Butler, Jr.
Baltimore Gas & Electric Company

Norman C. Chambers
Former Chairman of the Board
NCI Building Systems

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
ForgePoint Capital

Ezra S. Field
Managing Director
Roark Capital Group

Francis A. Finelli
Managing Director
The Carlyle Group

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

William J. Flynn
President and CEO

Mark J. Gerencser
UMUC Ventures

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

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
Brown Advisory, Inc.

Thomas J. Higgins
Chief Administrative Officer
Fiserv, Inc.

John K. Hurley
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Cavalry Asset Management

Edwin M. Kania, Jr.
Managing Partner
FarField Partners

Paul Marcus
Marcus Partners

Ramon P. Marks
Sr. Partner (Ret.)
Arnold & Porter, LLP

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

Brian H. Monks
Vice President & Chief Security Officer
Underwriters Laboratories

Bruce E. Mosler
Chairman of Global Brokerage
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

William F. Murdy
Thayer Leader Development Group

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

Stuart B. Parker
CEO (Ret.)

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

Roger S. Shedlin
President, CEO & Chairman

Mark R. Shenkman
Founder, President & Co-CIO
Shenkman Capital

James Shira
Global & US Chief Information & Technology Officer
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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

Heidi L. Steiger
Founder & CEO
Topridge Associates, LLC

Thomas F. Stephenson
Hoover Institute

David P. Storch
Chairman of the Board
AAR Corp.

John H. Streicker
Sentinel Real Estate Corporation

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

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