Laurie S. Benson, BSN

Position title: Board of Visitors

Laurie Benson, an alumna of the school, currently serves as the Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition. The mission of NOBC is to improve health in communities across the nation through the service of at least 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Laurie’s career includes roles as an accomplished corporate executive, entrepreneur, and corporate board director. She serves on a 6 corporate and non-profits boards in diverse industry sectors. She combines her expertise with engagement in the healthcare industry through board service, executive leadership, and innovation roles. As the CEO of an information-technology consulting company for twenty-five years, Benson grew revenues from the startup stage to $80 million with 150-plus employees across three offices. Laurie’s passion is helping organizations and individuals achieve their potential. Laurie lives out her gratitude for her nursing education through her commitment to playing an active role in transforming healthcare and promoting a culture of health in a way that honors nursing and the nursing profession.