Biographies

Jonathan H. Newman – Chairman and CEO

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Jonathan Newman, CEO and Chairman of Newman Wine, has been recognized as one of the top leaders in the wine industry for over a decade.

In 2003, he was named Wine Enthusiast’s Man of the Year. Jonathan has received numerous significant industry awards, including the American Wine Society’s Award of Merit, and the Guild of Sommeliers highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, for outstanding contributions to the wine industry. He was also named by Marvin Shanken’s Market Watch Magazine as one of the Top Five Leaders in the alcoholic beverage industry.

In his previous position as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Jonathan was instrumental in many initiatives including the creation of the Chairman’s Selection program, Sunday sales, and the creation of award-winning wine festivals in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In 2006, he was named Chairman-Elect of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. Jonathan was the first control state official to be a keynote speaker at Marvin Shanken’s prestigious IMPACT seminar for the leaders in the alcohol beverage industry. He was the recipient of the Rotary Club’s Vocational Service Award in 2007 and was the keynote speaker at the Bar and Nightclub Convention in Atlantic City in 2008.

Since founding Newman Wine in 2007, Jonathan has revolutionized wine purchasing.

Jonathan is very active in his community. He is currently serving his third term as a Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. He served as a member of Pa. Governor Tom Corbett’s Privatization and Innovation task force. Jonathan was also appointed by Governor Tom Corbett and unanimously confirmed by the Pa. Senate to the Pa. Horse Racing Commission. He is past Chairman of three prestigious boards including the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners , the Disciplinary Board of Pa. lawyers, and the Attorney General’s Policy Council on Violence Prevention. Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bowdoin College and received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.