Ms. Benson has nearly 20 years of experience in natural resources risk management, capital markets, and investing. She previously served as a member of Orion Infrastructure Capital’s Senior Advisory Board after retiring as a Managing Director and Investment Principal in 2022.
Before joining OIC, Ms. Benson spent 17 years in various roles at Goldman Sachs. Most recently, she was a Managing Director in the Financing Group on the Structured Finance and Risk Management team in the Investment Banking Division; there she was responsible for the firm's commodity structured finance efforts within Investment Banking. Prior to that, Ms. Benson was a Managing Director on the Energy Sales and Structuring teams in the Securities Division. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an analyst on the Energy team.
Ms. Benson serves as co-chair of a Harvard School Committee in New York City and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Women's Energy Network - Greater New York City Chapter, Inc. Ms. Benson received an A.B. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 2004. There she focused on Structural and Economic Geology and published research on earthquakes in Southern California.