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Don Allen Newton

Don Allen Newton, American economic development consultant. Named Alabama Marketing Man of Year, 1972. Former appointee Alabama Export Council; board directors Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board, Alabama Sports Foundation Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1960. Member of Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Newton, Don Allen was born on October 19, 1934 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States. Son of Wilfred L. and Mary (McMullan) Newton.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Meridian Community College, Mississippi, 1954. Bachelor, University Alabama, 1956. Postgraduate in Association Management, University North Carolina.

      Postgraduate in Economic Development, University Oklahoma.

    Career

    • Assistant manager Meridian Chamber of Commerce, 1956. Manager Winston County Chamber of C., Louisville, 1960—1961. Assistant director Delta Council Industrial and Community Development Board, Stoneville, 1961—1962, director, 1963—1970.

      Executive vice president Metropolitan Development Board, Birmingham, Alabama, 1970—1974. President Birmingham Regional Chamber of C., 1974—1999. Public Birmingham Magazine, Birmingham Business Magazine, 1974—1999.

      President Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., 1988-1999, Development Associates Economic Development, 1999.

    Membership

    Former appointee Alabama Export Council. Board directors Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board, Alabama Sports Foundation Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1960. Member of Sigma Chi.
    • Sigma Chi

    Connections

    • Married Coleta Farrell, October 11, 1958. Children: Don Junior, Coleta Midge Rast.
    • father: Wilfred L. Newton
    • mother: Mary (McMullan) Newton
    • spouse: Coleta Farrell
    • children: Don Junior Newton
    • Coleta Midge Rast Newton
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    Born October 19, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1954
      Meridian Community College
    • 1956
      University Alabama
    • 1956
      Assistant, manager Meridian C. of C.
    • 1960 - 1961
      manager, Winston County C. of C.
      Louisville, Kentucky, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      assistant, director Delta Council Industrial and Community Development Board
      Stoneville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      executive, vice president Metropolitan Development Board
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1974 - 1999
      president, Birmingham Regional C. of C.
    • 1974 - 1999
      public Birmingham Magazine
    • 1988 - 1999
      president, Birmingham Area C. of C. Foundation
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