The Honorable Martha E. Newton

Martha E. Newton has spent the last 20 years of her professional career leading successful programs in both government and private sector capacities. For the past decade, Ms. Newton assisted individuals, companies, and non-profits in the areas of corporate social responsibility and strategic partnership development.

Currently, Ms. Newton is the Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the United States Department of Labor (DOL), where she leads the formulation of international economic, trade and labor policies on behalf of DOL. In addition to her current government service, Ms. Newton served from 2002-2007 at both DOL and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Ms. Newton has also served with various non-governmental organizations, including as Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Halifax International Security Forum, an elite global security event.
Martha is a former Board member of the Junior League of Chicago and the Co-Founder of Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit that provides employment opportunities for homeless victims of violence and veterans.