Shawn is the Vice President of Business Development at Industrial Supply Company where he has worked for the past 35 years. He serves as a community integrator working as the vice president of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP, as a former Commissioner on the Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission, he heads the Utah Multicultural Civic Council, serves on the Board of the Utah Non-Profit Association and is a member of the ME4U coalition. Shawn is a member of the Utah Manufacturer’s Association Board, and former Chair of the Workforce and Economic Development Advisory Board at Salt Lake Community College where he previously served as the Alumni Council President and a Trustee for Salt Lake Community College. Mr. Newell is a Civility Ambassador for World Civility through iChange Nations. Additionally, he serves on the Utah 3rd district Court Committee for Self-Represented Parties, a member of the Utah State Board of Education and as a President’s Ambassador for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Newell also serves on the Utah State Department of Workforce services as an appointed Board member and serves on the Board of the Utah System of Higher Education.
Shawn is a graduate of the University of Utah, Salt lake Community College and has a Masters of Management degree from the University of Phoenix. He holds an Executive leadership certification from the University of Utah School of Business and a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University.
In Shawn’s spare time he officiates youth sports and BBQs great grub. Mr. Newell is married, the father of three and has five grandchildren.