Class of 2018
Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
With professional experience forged in politics, government, and the private and nonprofit sectors, Sam Newman has led teams and initiatives ranging from business planning and organizational expansion to international procurement and market development, to brand management and consumer research. He also comes from a line of restaurateurs dating back over a century, which has instilled in him a passion for food as it relates to culture and health and the impact that it can have on families and communities.
During PLS, Newman focused his efforts on how to effectively scale Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh produce and nutritional education into the hands, homes, and minds of the kids and families we serve, with the ultimate goal of ending childhood obesity.