James M. Benson

Lead Director

James M. Benson currently serves as CEO of Benson Botsford, LLC. Jim has held CEO positions with John Hancock, Manulife, The New England, GenAmerica, and The Equitable Companies.

Mr. Benson earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He serves on several boards, including the United States Olympic Committee, University of Illinois Foundation and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

He is a Founder and Chairman of World T.E.A.M. Sports, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities through sports activities for the disabled.