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Courtney H. Benenson

Courtney H. Benenson is a Managing Director of LB&Co. Prior to joining the firm in early 2011, Courtney was a marketing and strategy executive, most recently with American Express and earlier with the Women’s National Basketball Association and Madison Square Garden. Her professional experience has extended to all aspects of marketing, customer experience and strategy development and implementation. 


Since joining LB&Co., Courtney has served numerous public and private companies of various sizes and in a vast array of industries including in the energy; food and beverage; transportation and shipping; retail; media and entertainment; healthcare/ health and wellness; telecommunications and wireless; insurance; homebuilding; financial services; chemicals; manufacturing; and technology and digital strategy industries, among others. Courtney has also advised numerous companies entering into and emerging from bankruptcy. Her work focuses on establishing links between incentive compensation plans and our clients’ strategic and operating plans, as well as developing compensation philosophies, strategies, programs and plans that serve to attract, motivate and retain top talent while also aligning management and investor interests. 


Courtney holds both A.B. and M.B.A. degrees from Cornell University and an M.S. degree in financial risk management from NYU Stern School of Business. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the New York Athletic Club; she is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the League Education and Treatment Center in New York City; she has served on the Alumni Campaign Committee for The Chapin School; and she currently serves on the Benefit Committee for Young New Yorkers For The Philharmonic. She has served as the National Chair of Young Alumni Annual Giving for Cornell University, is currently a member of the Metro New York Regional Campaign Committee for the Cornell Annual Fund and is currently Chairing her Cornell Class Reunion fundraising campaign. Courtney served as a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 1999 to 2012.

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