Arnold, a lion at Audubon Zoo

Audubon Commission

Gayle BensonGayle Benson

Member, Audubon Commission

Gayle Benson, a native of New Orleans and the wife of New Orleans Saints Owner Tom Benson, is an accomplished business professional and philanthropist with strong ties to the local community. Mrs. Benson began her career as a manager for Celebrity Jewelry. She then branched out into real estate development, which allowed her to integrate her passion for interior design with property management. In 1975, Mrs. Benson began her career in the design industry and has had several notable clients including Schwegmann’s Giant Grocery, Mercedes-Benz, Hyatt Hotels, Fairmont Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, The Royal Orleans Hotel and The Omni Hotel just to name a few. In 2000, Mrs. Benson worked with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on renovations to public spaces.