Three Alumni Join Board of Trustees

By Angelina Gomez ’14

The three newest members of the Amherst Board of Trustees are Rafael Campo ’87, Ted Beneski ’78 and Arthur Koenig ’66. The alumni body elected Campo; Beneski and Koenig were appointed by the board.

Ted W. Beneski '78

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Ted Beneski '78 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Insight Equity Holdings LLC.

Insight Equity currently manages three buyout equity funds and a mezzanine debt fund. Insight’s total capital under management is approximately $1.4B. Its institutional investors consist primarily of insurance companies, academic endowments, foundations, state investment funds and pooled funds.

Beneski is currently chairman of the board at the following Insight Equity portfolio companies: Emerge Energy Services, Direct Fuels, Hirschfeld Industries, Superior Silica Sands, Berry Family Nurseries, Versatile Processing Group, A.P. Plasman, Flanders Corporation, and New Star Metals.

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Ted Beneski ’78, P’08 (fifth from right), his wife, Laurie (sixth from right), and their families celebrated the dedication of the Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History on

Amherst College to Host Ceremony for Newly Dedicated Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History April 1

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March 24, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, April 1—five years after the building officially opened—Amherst College will host a dedication and naming ceremony for the Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History, which house the college’s geology department and natural history museum.