Commissioner Jeff Benton

Benton’s career includes more than 35 years as a business executive in financial services and other industries.


After graduating from Miami University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting, he passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam on his initial attempt. He then joined Arthur Andersen and Company as an In-Charge Accountant, before moving to Wendy’s International in several finance and accounting roles. Benton worked in the banking industry for 30 years in executive positions with three different banks.


Along with his career, Benton has always been committed to community service, currently serving on the Ohio Wesleyan University Board of Trustees, as Chair of the OWU Finance Committee, and as a member of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Investment Advisory Committee. He is also a board member of the Little Brown Jug Society, the Ohio Society of CPAs.


Benton was born and raised in Delaware and is married to his wife, Barbara, with four sons.