Ronald W. Newsome


Ronald W. Newsome


Newsome, Ronald W.
Distinguished Alumnus


Ronald W. Newsome

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  • BA Philander Smith College, 1971
  • MBA - Finance, Clark/Atlanta University, 1973
  • Certificate - Venture Capital Investing, 25th Annual Venture Capital Institute, 1999


  • Assistant Branch Manager, Credit Analyst, Assistant Commercial Loan Officer and Commercial Loan Officer for the National Bank of Detroit
  • Commercial Loan Officer, Senior Loan Officer/Team Leader of the Metro Division, Bank One, Columbus, OH
  • Assistant Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer – Metro Division, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH
  • Assistant Vice President/Acquisition Manager – Business Banking Group, Bank One, Columbus, OH
  • Vice President/Unit Manager – Business Banking Group, Bank One, Columbus, OH
  • Vice President/Commercial Loan Manager, Community Development Division, Bank One, Columbus, OH
  • Vice President & Regional
    Manager of Business Banking and Small Business Resource Center, Bank One, Columbus, OH
  • Vice President & (national) Manager of Small Business Investment Fund, Banc One Community Development Corporation, Columbus, OH
  • Senior Vice President, Banc One Community Development Corporation
  • Director, One Equity Partners
  • Senior Vice President and Manager of Small Business “fund of funds” investment strategy, JPMorgan Chase Community Development Group
  • Director, Stonehenge Capital Company, LLC, Columbus, OH
  • Founder, Formed RWN & Associates, LLC
  • Adjunct Faculty Member for the Office of Adult and Continuing Education, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Business and Technology, Franklin University, Columbus, OH


  • NAA President (2012-2016), Vice President and Finance Committee Chair (2008-2011), Philander Smith College
  • Member, Vice President & President (1985-2012), Columbus, OH Chapter, Philander Smith College NAA
  • PSC Board of Trustees, Finance Committee Chairperson, Co-Chairman of Financial Sustainability Committee
  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Board Member, Alpha Rho Lambda Education Foundation
  • Member, Campbell Chapel AME Church, Bluffton, SC
  • Member, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church (1987-2014)
  • Chairman for the 57th National Alumni Council/45th National Pre-Alumni Council
    UNCF Conference
  • Board member & Chairman, Central Ohio Business Technology Center (1997-2009)
  • President, Gahanna Black Parents Association, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna, OH (1994-97)
  • Founding President, Ohio Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education
  • Board member & Vice Chairman, Columbus Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Board member, treasurer, and member of Executive Committee, Columbus Urban League
  • Board member & 2nd Vice President, Columbus Metropolitan Area Community Action Organization
  • Board member, Vice Chair & Chairman, Private Industry Council of Columbus & Franklin County
  • Advisory Board Member, Stonehenge Community Development Economic Impact Committee
  • Advisory Board Member, Stonehenge Growth Equity Fund
  • Advisory Board Member, Pacesetter/MVHC, Inc Dallas, TX
  • Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Small Business Investment Alliance, Inc. (SBIA)
  • Co-Founder, President & Executive Committee Member, Mark D. Philmore Urban Bankers Forum of Central Ohio Inc.
  • Member, Capital Club, Columbus, OH
  • Board member, University Club, Columbus, OH

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s List ’69; Colonel T.H. Barton Leadership Scholarship, 1969-71
  • Featured in Columbus, OH’s African American News Journal cover article "Continuing a Legacy of Service," August 2012
  • U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Access to Capital Award, August 2014
  • James L. Allen Distinguished Alumni Award/UNCF, 2004
  • NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro Academic Cultural Tech. & Scientific Olympics)/Carl Osbourne Sr. Award, 2002
  • Featured as one of 5 UNCF college graduates honored during the January 2001 UNCF nationally televised fundraising event, 
    “An Evening of Stars- A Celebration”, 2001
  • Who’s Who in Black Central Ohio – “The Millennium Edition”, 2000
  • UNCF Inter-Alumni Council’s James E. Stamp Alumni Recognition Award, 1999
  • NAFEO (National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education) Distinguished Alumni Award


Ronald W. Newsome, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form, PSC National Alumni Association. Alumni Affairs Collection, PSC Archives & Special Collections.



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