Shawn is a recognized community leader who is passionate about building bridges of understanding between historically marginalized communities and economic leaders. Shawn has tirelessly worked on important social causes on top of building a successful career at one of Utah’s respected companies. 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 Commissioner on the Utah Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights commission and a member of the ME4U coalition. Mr. Newell is also the founder of the newly formed Utah Multicultural Civic Council. He currently serves as a board member for the Utah Manufacturer’s Association, the Workforce and Economic Development Advisory board at Salt Lake Community College, the Utah Non-Profit Association and on the Utah State Board of Education. Shawn is the Alumni Council President for Salt Lake Community College and serves as a Trustee for SLCC. Mr. Newell is a Civility Ambassador for World Civility through iChange Nations. Additionally, he serves as a President’s Ambassador for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Shawn is a graduate of the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and has a Masters of Management from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Newell is the father of three and has four grandchildren.