Newton Named CEO At Carolina Theatre, Durham

Businesswoman and artist to take over in mid-October

  • by VT Staff
  • Published: October 4, 2017

Rebecca-Newton-Portrait_200x148.jpgRebecca Newton

Carolina Theatre of Durham, N.C., has named Chapel Hill businesswoman and artist Rebecca Newton its president and CEO.

Formerly the chief innovation officer at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC, and the head of trust and community at SuperAwesome, a digital marketing platform intended to create ‘kid-safe’ online experiences, Newton brings decades of business and management experience to her role as the head of the nonprofit arts organization. Newton has also held positions with Mind Candy, Sulake.com and America Online.

Newton also served as vice chair of the board of directors of the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, N.C., and as the chair of GirlsRockNC.org, a nonprofit which empowers girls, women, and folks of marginalized genders through creative expression. Newton has also served as a board member for organizations such as the Family Online Safety Institute, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Digital Task Force, AgeCheq.com and DitchTheLabel.org.

Newton studied liberal arts and art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also studied architectural art history at the University of Oxford.

A longtime advocate of the nonprofit that operates the city-owned historic arts venue, Newton is expected to replace interim CEO Dan Berman in mid-October.

  • by VT Staff
  • Published: October 4, 2017