Notable Veteran Executives: Saul Newton

Executive director, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce

For the past five years, Saul Newton has been an integral part of the Wisconsin veteran’s business community. He currently serves as executive director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. He served in the Army from 2009-12 and was deployed to Afghanistan for 13 months.

When he left the army, he was struck by the “broken veteran” stigma that existed everywhere.

He founded the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce – a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military veterans as well as veteran-owned and veteran-friendly businesses throughout the community in 2015 as a way to counter that stigma and showcase the leadership and entrepreneurship among the veteran community in Wisconsin.

He is a tireless advocate for Wisconsin veterans and also serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce, Feast of Crispian, and the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. He is a member of the Wisconsin Veterans Network Advisory Board, and volunteers with more than a half dozen local and statewide community organizations. In 2017, he was recognized as the Veteran Small Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He is a member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Amvets.

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