Ted Benford

Executive Director at Community Rowing, Inc.

Ted Benford

Ted Benford

Executive Director at Community Rowing, Inc.

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Ted Benford has served Community Rowing, Inc. for 13 years, including two terms as president of the Board of Directors. In his current role as trustee, Mr. Benford brings diverse experiences in business, higher education, and non-profit organizations. These have included commercial underwriting for the Chubb Group; consulting at Harlan Brown in acquisition, new market and competitor analysis; serving as Associate Director of Career Services at Tufts University; and working as Special Projects Manager for the COO of Restoration Hardware. He was also founder of Rowing Ventures, a company which utilizes rowing as a tool to teach communication and teamwork to senior-level managers and executives.

Involved with rowing since 1983, Mr. Benford has coached at the high school, collegiate, club and U. S. national team levels. These coaching venues include Boston College, Tufts University, Northeastern University, and MIT. Mr. Benford is currently in the role of Associate Head Coach at Northeastern University for the Men’s Rowing Program, and his crew earned a Bronze Medal in the 2012 Championship regatta. As part of his ongoing commitment to bring rowing into the non-Ivy League community, he has coached camps in diverse locales, including the Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburgh, which he also served on its Board; Capitol Rowing Club, in Washington DC where he served as director of the visually impaired rowing program in addition to adult coaching; Craftsbury Sculling Center, Craftsbury, Vermont; G-Row in Boston; Black Bear Sculling Camp, Hanover, NH; and Riverside Boat Club in Boston.

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Community Rowing, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Hemenway & Barnes LLP

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Co-Founder at Community Rowing, Inc.

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Administrative Coordinator at Bowdoin College

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President at OEP Capital Advisors LP

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Trustee at Community Rowing, Inc.

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Former Head, Technology Planning Department at BankBoston Corp.

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US Head of Compensation at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

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Principal at Ernst & Young Global Ltd.

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Neurosurgeon-in-Chief & Director of Brain Injury Center at The Children's Hospital Corp.

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Former Coach at US National Rowing Team

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Executive Director at Community Rowing, Inc.
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Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique opportunities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. They are committed to making these opportunities available to all. CRI has become one of the largest rowing programs in the United States, with more than 5,000 people rowing with us annually.

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