Kay came to Nevada from California in 1978 and shortly after, took the position of Director of Surgery at Carson Tahoe Hospital. She has been active in community government affairs since then, as well as aviation. Kay has served on numerous boards including the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Carson City Board of Supervisors. A pilot and former owner of Silver Springs Airport, Kay is a member of the Reno High Sierra 99’s and is Past-President of the Nevada Airport Managers Association.
Kay Bennett was interviewed, March 4, 2017, by the Nevada Women’s History Project as part of the The Women of Nevada Highway 50 project. This video was funded by The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.