On April 14, 2023, BFKN Financial Institutions Group partner and Regulatory Section Leader John M. Geiringer hosted a Business Executives for National Security (BENS) meeting featuring Major General Rich Neely, Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard (ILNG). The meeting included other highly experienced professionals in the national security arena, representing various organizations in the private and public sectors.
Major General Neely discussed the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the history of the ILNG as it celebrates its 300th anniversary. John is a member of the Chicago chapter of BENS and supports many of its local and nationwide initiatives.
About the Lawyer
John M. Geiringer is a nationally recognized banking attorney who advises financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters. John regularly provides focused training sessions to boards and management on a wide range of legal and risk management topics.
About Major General Rich Neely
Major General Richard R. Neely is the 40th Adjutant General of the State of Illinois and serves as the Director of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. General Neely is the Commander for both the Illinois Army and Air National Guard where he is responsible for operations and oversees approximately 13,000 military members and 2,200 full-time military/federal employees and 230 civilian state employees. To learn more about Major General Neely, click here.
About Business Executives for National Security
Business Executives for National Security (BENS) is a national, non-profit comprised of over 450 senior business and industry executives who volunteer their time and expertise to assist the national security community. For nearly four decades, they have leveraged their diverse membership to address the nation’s most pressing security challenges. To learn more about BENS, visit: www.bens.org