The CXO Fellows Program regularly features members of the class of 2015-2016. This is a part of that series.
Name: Greg Benedict
Title: Contracting Officer
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Education: University of Maryland, MBA
What one talent do you wish you had? That I could play the guitar.
What’s the best part of your job (other than the people you work with)? Working directly with the customer and vendors.
Describe your strangest day at work. My strangest day at work was when we had an earthquake here in the DC area in 2011. I was working in Chinatown at the town and can remember the cubicles shaking back and forth in our 5th floor office building. Very scary.
What was your worst summer or part-time job? Landscaping.
What one thing would you like most to achieve next? Professionally, I’d like to make the acquisition process more streamlined. Personally (Bucket List), travel around the world.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Baseball Player.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known at 18? That if you apply yourself you can do anything you set your mind to
Who was your most-valued mentor? My father.
What one word best describes you? Hardworking.
What accomplishment from the past five years are you most proud of? Acquiring my Masters.
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