Benjamin Benton

Benjamin Benton is the Center Director of America’s SBDC – Nebraska Business Development Center. His office is located on the beautiful campus of Wayne State College in Wayne, NE serving 30 counties in Northeast and North Central Nebraska. NBDC offers no-cost, one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost professional development, and other specialized resources to Nebraska businesses. Prior to coming to the Nebraska Business Development Center he was employed at the City of Randolph as City Administrator/Clerk for four years. Benjamin has prior experience in the transportation industry and as a contract turkey grower. He also like tacos, but he loves Recycling!

 Growing up in rural NE Oklahoma I was saddened by roadside trash making the beautiful countryside look rather gross. Empowered by my parents to do something, I wrote a letter to the Delaware County Commissioners in mid 1980s requesting a solution to roadside trash being dumped. A short time later, green dumpsters were placed at multiple sites around Delaware county for residents to take their garbage instead of burning, burying, or dumping. That green dumpster program lasted nearly 20 years, phased out in early 2000’s when better solutions were made available.

 Benjamin participates in the Heartland 2050 Natural Resources Committee, the Board of Directors Northeast Nebraska Economic Development, the NRC Grants Committee, and was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Nebraska Recycling Council.

 Benjamin holds a Masters of Business Administration & Masters of Leadership and Ethics both from John Brown University.