About Us

Benesh & Associates specializes in managing, evaluating and helping Colleges and Universities through the selection and/or implementation of major ERP implementations.

Founded in 1996 by Marie A. Benesh, Benesh & Associates is backed by 30 years of industry experience. Marie has a wealth of experience in project assessment and consulting and has utilized her skills in Program Management, Project Readiness Assessment, Project Rescue, and Planning and Implementation within the university and corporate arenas.

With her wide range of experience in IT management, Marie advises clients on the issues that arise in managing large-scale projects in a higher education setting, including Program Office set up and management, preparing the campus for change, and coaching project managers to be more effective leaders. She combines a strong background in technology and enterprise architecture with a natural talent for implementing the governance and people structures that make an organizational architecture effective.

Marie shares her learning at conferences and is the co-editor with James Bach and Gerald M. Weinberg of the Dorset House books, Roundtable on Project Management and Roundtable on Technical Leadership. She and is a founding member of The AYE Conference. She has apprenticed at “Change Shop,” a leader’s workshop in Organizational Change, led by Gerald M. Weinberg. Marie was a senior IT Manager at both Touch Technology (Arizona) and Corning Incorporated (New York), who focused her energies on leading the development and implementation of new technology.

Clients include:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Keuka College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
The University of Missouri Systems
University of Maryland,  Baltimore County
Ohio State University

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