Ms. Benton is an entrepreneur and has experience managing both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is the founder and board member for Vehicles for Change, Inc., a non-profit that awards automobiles to individuals who have secured employment but cannot afford to purchase a vehicle. Ms. Benton is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and serves on the board for the Moores Cancer Center at UCSD, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and the Humane Society. Ms. Benton has lived in San Diego for five years. She and her husband are very involved in serving the community.