Brad Newman was appointed President of Shelton State Community College by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees. He arrived to this position with twenty-eight years of leadership and management experience.
Prior to his appointment at the College, Brad served as plant manager for ZF Chassis Systems, LLC in Tuscaloosa, one of the company’s top performing facilities in the world. In this role, he worked cooperatively with Mercedes-Benz U.S. assembly plants in nearby Vance, Alabama. Before his employment with ZF, he was plant manager at various suppliers and initially began his career at General Motors as a manufacturing engineer.
A leader in West Alabama, Brad is Chairman of West Alabama Works, Board Member and Vice-Chair for Education and Workforce Development for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Ex-Officio Board Member for the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority (TCIDA), and a member of the West Alabama Regional Workforce Council. He is also a German Business Council founding member and a member of the Alabama Germany Partnership.
Beyond his leadership roles in the automotive industry and West Alabama, Brad is committed to activities that improve the lives of others. He is actively engaged in developing young leaders, co-leads a statewide effort to improve the process for prisoner re-entry for the state of Alabama, volunteers through prison ministry, and developed the OnTrack Process for Juvenile Delinquency.
Brad has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Alabama. Together with his wife Hollie, Brad has two children and three grandchildren.
A vital member of the Alabama Community College System, Shelton State Community College is committed to creating new opportunities for West Alabama. “With a renewed focus on meeting the needs of its customers, the College offers innovative solutions and an enhanced approach to customized education, training, and community impact,” states President Newman. “Collectively, we will be excellent in each!”