Eleanor Benmenashe

Southwest Key

Interim Chief Legal Officer


Summa Cum Laude – University of Houston

Juris Doctorate – South Texas College of Law

Eleanor Benmenashe is the Interim Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Southwest Key Programs, where she leads Southwest Key’s in-house legal department and oversees all of the organization’s legal affairs.  She is a member of the organization’s executive management team.

Mrs. Benmenashe has more than 10 years of experience as in-house counsel, serving multi-national Fortune 500 companies where she held leadership positions and strategically partnered the legal, ethics and compliance, and people teams.  She has experience in litigation, dispute resolution, compliance counseling, non-profit law, employment law, and corporate governance, among other areas.

She has a passion for helping children and volunteered with other non-profits helping abused and neglected children.  She grew up in Houston, Texas where she also graduated from the University of Houston, Summa Cum Laude, and completed her Juris Doctorate at South Texas College of Law.