Kenneth Bentley

Kenneth W. Bentley is vice president of Nestlé USA, Inc and is responsible for the community affairs, educational programs, the Nestlé USA Foundation and workforce diversity. He received his B.A. from the UCI and M.A. in Management from the University of Redlands. In 1988 the trustees of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee awarded Bentley an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. Bentley began his business career as a sales representative for Xerox Corporation in 1973. Among his many professional awards are six Bronze Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators, Five Prism Awards from the Public Relations Society of America and seven CEB.A. Awards of Excellence from the World Institute of Black Communications. In addition, Bentley has received the UCI Distinguished Alumni Award, NPCL “Spirit of Fatherhood” Award. In 2001, former California Governor Gray Davis appointed Bentley to the Board of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and was reappointed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007. In 2006, Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke appointed Bentley to the Board of Governors of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine, Advocates USA, Harold Pump Foundation, Reading Is Fundamental, and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center.


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