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BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser Receives Fourth Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Mark Gerencser, chairman of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), was presented his fourth Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his stellar leadership as BENS’ chairman and other organizations as well as his drive and vision to establish a new national response and address our national security issues.

Gerencser was presented his 2021 Wash100 Award during a recent visit to BENS’ national office by Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award, last Friday.

“Mark Gerencser continues to ascend in his critically important and supportive role for our national security,” said Garrettson. “Recently accepting the board chairmanship with the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Mark has celebrated a long career in National Security and Intelligence, 31 years at Booz Allen, his 12 years on the National Security Agency’s special advisory board and current board positions at both Alion Science and Technology as well as Guidehouse. It’s no wonder Mark has received the coveted Wash100 Award for the fourth time.”

Previously, Gerencser received a Wash100 Award in 2014, 2018 and 2019. He’s been recognized as one of the most significant executives to the GovCon sector and federal landscape long before he joined BENS in Jan. 2021.

BENS appointed Gerencser as chairman of the board and executive committee. He succeeded Norman Chambers and will be responsible for guiding the nonprofit’s strategy to help government partners develop approaches for addressing national security challenges.

“Gerencser is a long-time BENS member and director who brings a wealth of experience in developing public-private partnerships which will serve our organization and the nation well,” said BENS President and CEO Gen. Joseph Votel.

Gerencser spoke with ExecutiveBiz in a combined Executive Spotlight interview with Gen. Votel to discuss the release of BENS’ “Commission on the National Response Enterprise: A Call to Action” report that identifies ways to improve national resilience in responding to sustained, nation-wide emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My bumper sticker for our Commission is that we have to establish a whole national response that engages government, business and society. My message to our readers is to come join us; be part of BENS.”

Executive Mosaic congratulates Mark Gerencser on his fourth Wash100 Award. His commitment to improve our nation’s response to engage all aspects of our federal sector demonstrates the elite level of excellence that Gerencser works to achieve for our nation’s security and prosperity.

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