Anita Newton

Anita Newton currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer of CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Her mission is to create digital products and services that will help us deliver peace of mind to our members. The Innovation Lab has received numerous awards and their work has been mentioned in USA Today, Forbes, and the Kansas City Business Journal.

Newton has spent the last 20 years helping marketing organizations both large – P&G and Sprint – and small – Zave Networks, myEdmatch, and Adknowledge – grow. She currently advises a startup called Mighty Good Solutions, a consumer goods company that makes products that are currently sold in Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, and Amazon.

Newton helps support the community by serving as Trustee of the Kauffman Foundation and Cristo Rey, Board Committee Chair for the University of Kansas Liberal Arts, and co-chair Rose Brooks 2019 Cabaret. Newton was the 2018 recipient of the Athena Award. She has also taught startup marketing through the Kauffman Foundation’s Founders School and FastTrac Venture program. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Harvard Business School.

Anita currently lives in Prairie Village with her husband, two children, Sydney and Spencer, and two goldendoodles, Scout and Bailey.

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