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 Angeles.

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.