Business Executives for National Security

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Group.png Business Executives for National Security   Powerbase SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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FounderStanley A. Weiss
HeadquartersWashington D.C.
Interests“National security”
SubpageBusiness Executives for National Security/Advisory Council
Business Executives for National Security/Board

Official narrative

Wikipedia notes that "BENS provides a channel through which senior American business leaders volunteer their experience and expertise to help national security agencies become more efficient and effective".


As of November 2015, the Chairman was Bruce E. Mosler, the president and CEO was Norton A. Schwartz, and vice chairs were Raphael Benaroya, Mary M. Boies, Denis A. Bovin, Ramon P. Marks, William F. Murdy and Landon H. Rowland.

Board of directors

As of November 2015, the Board of directors were Patricia C. Barron, Alfred R. Berkeley, Norman C. Chambers, Howard E. Cox, Jr., Joseph M. DePinto, Harris Diamond, Donald R. Dixon, Ezra S. Field, Kenneth Fisher, William J. Flynn, Michael P. Galvin, Mark J. Gerencser, Ronald J. Gidwitz, G.S. Beckwith Gilbert, Maurice R. Greenberg, Thomas J. Higgins, Thomas M. Holder, John K. Hurley, Jamie D. McCourt, Christopher C. Melton, Sr., John P. Morgridge, Georgette P. Mosbacher, Mark S. Newman, Charles E. Phillips, Anthony Scaramucci, James Shira, Frank V. Sica, Donald V. Smith, Heidi L. Steiger, Thomas F. Stephenson, Paul G. Stern, John H. Streicker, Frances F. Townsend, Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr., Bruce N. Whitman, Matthew E. Zames[1]

Advisory Council

The chairman of the Advisory Council was Michael E. Leiter, other members were: Mary M. Boies, Charles G. Boyd, David Cohen , Gordon R. England , William J. Fallon , Edmund P. Giambastiani , James McAleese , John M. B. O'Connor , Peter Pace , James M. Rosenbluth, Richard V. Spencer, Harlan K. Ullman and ex-Director of Central Intelligence, ex-FBI Director William H. Webster


The groups has 7 regional offices, including its headquarters in Washington D.C.

Deep political connections

The BENS Board of directors has included Cercle regular Jeff Bergner‎.

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