Robert K. Benson

Executive Director

Bob was born and raised in Grove City, Pennsylvania where he grew up hunting whitetail deer and ruffed grouse with his family and friends. That laid the foundation for his passion for the hunting lifestyle and a career championing Wildlife Conservation.


Bob brings more than 25-years of non-profit leadership experience to the role of SCI Foundation Executive Director; having also worked for several other leading conservation groups including the Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited.


Bob has an extensive background in fundraising and is responsible for aligning SCI Foundation mission program needs with philanthropist’s interests. Bob works with a foundation team of 30 full and part time employees to carry out an ambitious wildlife conservation and education agenda.


Bob is an alumni of Clarion University of PA; an avid hunter, average golfer, cigar aficionado, and die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.


Bob hails from Cedar Park, TX with wife Michelle and a pack of furry kids—five, yes, FIVE—Golden Retrievers.