Jarrod Benjamin

Jarrod Benjamin


Mr. Jarrod D. Benjamin is the Florida International University Cybersecurity Apprenticeship
Program Director and Adjunct Professor. He currently manages and develops curriculum
embedded certifications for the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. He serves as a subject
matter expert on the $3 million dollar Intelligence Community-Center of Academic Excellence
consortium grant. His work on this grant provides a career pipeline for students to receive career
opportunities in the Intelligence Community.

Mr. Benjamin also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The LEAD Firm. He is responsible for
curriculum development, leadership training, keynote events, and serves as an organization consultant for over 120
colleges and universities across the country. Oversight training includes Higher Education Enrollment Management
Consultation, Student Leadership, Greek Life, and Student Affairs Professional Team Building. Mr. Benjamin is the
founder and host of the Black and Multicultural Greek EMPOWERMENT Summit – Atlanta Edition.

Mr. Benjamin has worked in numerous leadership roles at institutions of higher learning, and the United States Army in
Miami Florida, Honolulu Hawaii, Fort Gordon Georgia, Germany, Korea, Brisbane Australia, and Wellington New
Zealand. His diligence and compassion for his work has earned him the prestigious United States President’s Lifetime
Award. He was also awarded one of Miami’s Top Black Educators of 2021 and was featured in The Miami
Herald. Jarrod D. Benjamin is a proud military veteran, with over 48 months of combat deployment experience in
Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His research, work, and expertise are centered around equitable, applicable, and
relatable programming that builds well rounded student experience for student leaders and campus-based
professionals.

Mr. Benjamin is the Chairman and Director of the Sigma Leadership Academy. In this role, Jarrod develops the
education framework and instructional design for over 200,000 members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Mr.
Benjamin has validated his industry expertise by obtaining his Project Management Professional (PMP)®️ certification,
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification, CompTIA Network + certification, CompTIA Security +
certification, and Certified Information Security Manager certification. He has presented his cybersecurity research at
the CompTIA Partner Summit. He developed and published the South Carolina Information Technology and
Cybersecurity policy manual. He serves as adjunct professor for collegiate level cybersecurity courses at Florida
International University.

A native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Mr. Benjamin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
from Florida Memorial University and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Management
from Nova Southeastern University.

Jarrod D. Benjamin is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., National Association of Student Personnel
Administrators, and National Association for Student Affairs Professionals, Association of Fraternal Leadership and
Values, Association of Fraternity Advisors, and the National Black MBA Association.