Lisa Benson, president and CEO of Mary Kraft HR, was named one of the “Women of Influence” by I95 Business, a business publication serving Central Maryland. She was recognized at the publication’s “Evening with Women of Influence” in March celebrating the success of women in business.

Benson leads Mary Kraft HR, which partners with health care, financial, commercial and service industry organizations to increase productivity and drive cost savings through staffing and outsourced human resource services. The company is certified in Maryland as a Minority Business Enterprise and Women’s Business Enterprise and in Baltimore as a Women’s Business Enterprise.

Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2016, Benson was staffing director and contract administrator for Mary Kraft HR, where she applied her business development, staffing and contract skills to the medical and commercial teams, government contracting and other divisions. Benson joined Mary Kraft HR in 2001 as a staffing coordinator on the commercial team, coming from a position as acquisition editor in scholarly publishing at Brookes Publishing. Previously, she was project manager at Mosby Publishing.

Benson serves as vice chair on the board of the Caroline Center and sits on the board of the Maryland Family Network. She also volunteers with the Church of the Nativity in Lutherville-Timonium. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Towson University and lives in Hunt Valley.

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