Jennifer Newton is the founder and CEO of the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development and career advancement of Black compliance and risk professionals. Previously, she served as a federal financial services regulator and as an attorney in the private sector advising on banking and consumer compliance matters. With her combined experience in the federal government, law firm, and in-house compliance roles, Newton offers an uncommonly broad range and depth of compliance expertise in banking and financial service matters.
Well-respected by her peers, Newton has been featured in publications such as Compliance Week, Law360, Daily Business Review, American Banker, The Wall Street Journal, Bankrate, and JDSupra; and she regularly speaks at prominent industry conferences. Newton was named by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s most powerful and influential Black leaders. She was also selected for inclusion in the National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 under 40” in banking and finance, in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Newton is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an alumnus of Leadership Florida’s Connect Class VIII and the Florida Bar William Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy Class V. Very active in her community and bar associations, Newton currently serves as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law, and as a board member of the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation and the Community Justice Project. She also previously served as Chair of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Pro Bono Committee and the Chair of the CLE and Social Media Subcommittees of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Standing Committee.