David C. Benton, RGN, Ph.D., FFNF, FRCN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing

David C. Benton, RGN, Ph.D., FFNF, FRCN, FAAN, has held senior roles for 30 years across a range of organizations. He has served as chief executive officer of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing since 2015. Previously, Benton worked at the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland, serving as a consultant specializing in regulation, licensing, and education on nursing and health policy before becoming CEO of the organization. He is a qualified general and mental health nurse and holds a doctorate from the Complutense University of Madrid. Benton was awarded the Spanish Grand Cross for his contributions to nursing regulation and health policy.