Ross Perot, Jr. Recognized with BENS Eisenhower Award

News | May 01, 2019

On April 30, Business Executives for National Security (BENS) honored EastWest Institute (EWI) Chairman Ross Perot, Jr. at the 2019 DC Eisenhower Award Dinner for his work in national security. The Eisenhower Award recognizes individuals who have made considerable contributions toward President Dwight Eisenhower’s holistic definition of national security, described as “…the total product of our economic, intellectual, moral and military strength.” Perot joins a distinguished list of past recipients of the award which includes renowned business leaders, military leaders and public servants. 

The mission of BENS is to apply best business practices to address the nation’s most pressing security challenges. Comprised of over 450 senior business and industry executives, BENS leverages the diverse expertise of its membership to support government efforts in tackling prominent challenges from cybersecurity to talent management. For nearly four decades, BENS has worked to build a more effective and efficient military, saved billions in taxpayer dollars and improved operations that protect our homeland.

Perot has been a leading industry executive as Chairman of the Perot Companies and Hillwood, who, for three decades, has spearheaded innovative achievements such as the global logistics hub, Alliance Texas. As chairman of EWI, Perot has also made a positive impact globally, facilitating intercontinental dialogue that has help shepherd greater understanding and coordination among competitive nations.

Read the full announcement from BENS here

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