A. Benjamin (Ben) Mannes

A. Benjamin (Ben) Mannes is a noted subject matter expert in exam integrity, investigations, security, and public safety having held roles in federal & municipal law enforcement, homeland security and as a security executive in nonprofit and private organizations nationwide. In 2008, Mr. Mannes was appointed Director, Test Security at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is responsible for overseeing test security and investigative initiatives for roughly 250,000 certified physician specialists and candidates worldwide.  Since joining ABIM, Mr. Mannes has worked with the board to address fraud, theft and cheating in the board certification process by creating new best practices in the protection of intellectual property and exam integrity, resulting in over 150 cases for administrative sanction, civil complaint, or referral to law enforcement agencies.

 

Furthermore, Mr. Mannes works with committees at the American Board of Medical Specialties, Association of Test Publishers, and is an elected Governor on the Philadelphia Executive Board of InfraGard, the FBI-coordinated public private partnership for critical infrastructure protection to establish best practices and aid other organizations in their efforts to secure their physical & intellectual property and investigate inappropriate activity.  In this capacity, Mr. Mannes has advised professionals with the American Board of Radiology, American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC/MCAT) and has performed training, joint security assessments, and/or consultations to the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Dermatology, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, American Board of Urology, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Institute for Credentialing Excellence, the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, National Board of Medical Examiners and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.     

 

Mr. Mannes attended CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and SUNY Empire State College in New York and has a homeland security certificate in Forensic Epidemiology from West Virginia University. He is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and is board certified in Homeland Security and Sensitive Security Information through the American College of Forensic Examiners. 

 

Mr. Mannes resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife, Nicole where his hobbies are writing/script consulting and classic car restoration.  He also volunteers with charitable, fraternal, and political watchdog organizations in his community.