Don Benton was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.
While attending the College of The Canyons in Southern California he joked to
his friends saying "Some day I'll be running this place." His words came
true some time later when he was elected the youngest person ever to be Chairman
of the Board of Trustees. Don also holds a business degree from
Concordia College in Portland, OR.
He went to work for a 1000 unit retail conglomerate and
became youngest unit manager. He then worked for and became the youngest
District Manager at the third largest insurance company in the United
States. Don founded a temporary employment agency. When it was sold
to investors, it was the largest independent temporary employment agency in Los
Don is founder and CEO of The Benton Group, a sales and
management consulting firm. The firm makes a specialty of sales and
marketing consulting to the most productive and highest paid sales people in
the world. Some of his clients include: CBS, Fox Broadcasting, Health
Trust Hospitals, Meredith Corp., National Assn. of Broadcasters,
Scripps-Howard, Raycom Media, Inc., Quorum Broadcasting, Pulitzer, Paramount
Stations Group and Viacom.