The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced today that Robert Bennett has been appointed to the position of Executive Director. Bennett, who was one of three finalists, received a unanimous vote from the five-member Commission at a meeting this afternoon.
“As a Commission, we believe that Robert will continue to ensure and protect the integrity of unarmed combat in the State of Nevada,” said Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar. “He appreciates and respects the sanctity of professional fighting and will be an asset to the Commission.”
Bennett, a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and U.S. Marine Corps captain, holds extensive experience in unarmed combat within Nevada and has served as a professional boxing judge for the NSAC for more than two years. He has judged approximately 68 professional fights and shadow judged an additional 46. Prior to accepting the position, Bennett served as Court Security Director for Clark County’s Eighth Judicial District where he was responsible for the management of the more than $10 million capital budget.
Bennett looks to further the agency’s mission of governing unarmed combat for the protection of the public and to ensure the health and safety of the contestants. In his role, he will report to the members of the Commission and be responsible for the execution of its budget, goals and objectives.