Assistant Director, Development - Major Gifts
B.S. Geopolitics, United States Military Academy at West Point
M.P.A., John Jay college of Criminal Justice
Lisa Benitez was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in the beautiful Hudson Valley where she ultimately attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. At West Point she earned a Bachelor of Science in geopolitics while earning All American status in Cross Country and Track & Field.
Upon graduation, she branched Corps of Engineers and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA and deployed to the Middle East in 1990-1991. A U.S. Army veteran, she has tallied more than 20 years of development experience.
Prior to joining MMA, she held roles as the Senior Director of Annual Giving and the Senior Director of Development at West Point. She received a master’s degree in public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City in 2016 and continues to compete in running races around the United States winning her age group in the Disney Princess Half Marathon and qualifying and competing in both the NYC Marathon and Boston Marathon.
Lisa is married and has four children, three of which serve our nation as a CPT in the USMC, and two 1LTs in the US Army.