The Texas office of the National Federation of Independent Business today announced its executive director, Will Newton, has been appointed to Governor Rick Perry’s Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force.
The task force advises and assists the Office of Small Business Assistance, governor, lieutenant governor and speaker with issues that relate to small businesses, and provides information in plain language to the public on issues related to small businesses.
Newton is one of three members appointed by Gov. Perry to the task force for a term to expire June 14, 2015.
Newton is a former legislative liaison for the Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and former director of governmental affairs for the Texas Restaurant Association.
Newton’s work experience includes stints in the Texas House of Representatives working for three state representatives and one state senator. His experience also includes work as a clerk for two committees in the Texas House.
He is also a volunteer scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 454 and past volunteer coach for Austin I-9 Flag Football and Upward Sports Youth Programs. Newton received a bachelor's degree from St. Edward's University. He and his wife Beth reside in Austin with their four children.