Notable BIPOC Executives: Reggie Newson

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 6
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Arts -Political Science University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
  • Graduate degree/university: Master of Business Administration - Emphasis in Corporate Communications ,Concordia University

Reggie Newson wears multiple hats at Ascension Wisconsin. He is chief community impact and advocacy officer as well as president of the Ascension Wisconsin Foundation.

“Newson works to close health equity gaps and build a healthier community. He is a special and rare leader who is deeply committed to improving community health, increasing access to care and creating a more equitable and just society,” said Bernie Sherry, ministry market executive at Ascension Wisconsin.

He manages external relationships and helps leverage public policy that support Ascension’s mission at the state and national level. He formed the Community Investment Council that focuses on upstream strategies to improve fundamental social and economic structures, while supporting downstream interventions that provide immediate relief for barriers to care as well as chronic disease and food insecurities. 

“Thousands of lives have been impacted through initiatives he leads, including a collaboration with 90 churches that improves health literacy and provides health screenings and a maternal health program that increases the number of women delivering healthy babies in 39 Milwaukee locations,” Sherry said. 

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