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FSA President Appointed to National Sheriffs’ Association’s Board of Directors

February 11, 2013

For Immediate Release

The President of the Florida Sheriffs Association, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton, has been appointed to the National Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors. Sheriff Benton was one of three Sheriffs sworn in during the NSA winter conference board meeting on February 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. She joins Beckham County, Oklahoma Sheriff Scott Jay and Brazos County, Texas Sheriff Christopher Kirk as the newest members of the NSA board.

“We are extremely proud to have Sheriff Benton represent Florida’s Sheriffs at the national level,” said FSA Executive Director Steve Casey. “The National Sheriffs’ Association is a highly respected organization which elevates issues of public safety to Congress and national forums. We are honored that Florida will continue to have a voice at the national level.”

Sheriff Benton brings with her nearly 40 years of experience, eight serving as Highlands County Sheriff. Part of her extensive experience comes from advanced and specialized training in courses from the National Sheriffs Institute and the F.B.I’s Enforcement Executive Development Training program. She has a highly successful tenure as a leader and has earned multiple honors and awards. Sheriff Benton has served as chair for the FSA Board of Directors in addition to holding the positions of treasurer, secretary, vice-president and is currently serving a one-year term as FSA President.  Find her full bio online at: [url=][/url]