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Kathleen Benson, CEO and Co-Founder of ORI

Kathleen Benson,



Kathleen Benson, CEO and Co-Founder of ORI

Kathleen Benson, a Potomac Officers Club member, is the CEO and co-founder of the data asset management company ORI.

ORI is a certified women-owned small business that offers technologies and services that support the data analytics supply chain across the government. The company performs data collection, data access, data analysis, predictive modeling and artificial intelligence- and machine learning-enabled innovation.

Benson ensures that ORI’s offerings meet the needs of all customers, partners and employees. She is also experienced in talent recruitment, team management and partnership development.

Benson co-founded the business with Susan Lynd, the company’s chief operating officer, in 1988 and named the company Office Remedies Inc. Benson has been ORI’s CEO since 1988, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The CEO was also the incubator of nFound, a technology start-up whose objective was to intercept return transactions, capture supply chain feedback and convert new sales. Benson provided the necessary resources and research to launch the firm as it developed enabling technologies.

Benson’s leadership has allowed ORI to appear on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. eight times. ORI has also been recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s 25 best woman-owned businesses.

Benson is also an active member of Vistage International, the American Society of Association Executives and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She also volunteers for the Women Presidents’ Education Organization, D.C. Chapter, as a business leader for the Sage Advice development program.

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