Newman is responsible for managing the association’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and grassroots advocacy activities. He also assists IDFA in organizing member visits to congressional offices in Washington, as well as congressional visits to member companies’ plants. He comes to IDFA from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he served as the manager for corporate relations. Before that, he worked at Morgan Meredith & Associates, a fundraising firm on Capitol Hill, where he fundraised for members of Congress, PACs and nonprofits. Newman also led a grassroots effort as a field director for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Newman earned a bachelor’s degree in management at Gettysburg College.