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economic development consultant

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, Mississippi, 1956; manager, Winston County Chamber of C., Louisville, Mississippi, 1960-1961; assistant director, Delta Council Industrial and Community Development Board, Stoneville, Mississippi, 1961-1962; director, Delta Council Industrial and Cmty. Development Board, Stoneville, Mississippi, 1963-1970; executive vice president, Metropolitan Development Board, Birmingham, Alabama, 1970-1974; executive vice president, Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, 1974-1988; president, Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, since 1988; president, Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., since 1988. Public Birmingham Magazine, Birmingham Business Magazine.

Achievements

  • Fax: 205-250-7663.

Membership

Appointee Alabama Export Council. Board directors Birmingham Metropolitan Development Board, Alabama Sports Foundation, Birmingham Festival Arts. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1960.

Member Alabama Chamber of Commerce Executives, Economics Development Association Alabama, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, U. Alabama Commerce Executives Society, 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:
Coleta Midge Rast Newton

Don Junior Newton