Brian Newberry

Washington Ambassador
Feb. 27, 2018


Name:  Brian M. Newberry

Hometown:  Spokane, WA

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Business Position:  Executive Director, Leadership Spokane



Civilian Education:  MA, Military Art and Science, Leavenworth, KS; MA, Operational Art and Science, Montgomery, AL; MA in Public Management, University of Maryland; BS, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO


Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Board of Directors, Spokane Public Schools, Eastern Washington University President Regional Advisory Committee, Chairperson; Spokane Community College Nursing Advisory Board, Committee member; Co-chair inaugural Veterans First Board; Secretary, Warriors Heart to Art Board; Boy Scouts of America, Inland NW Board of Directors; Girl Scouts of America, Eastern WA, Community Council Outreach member at large, 5th District Congressional Service Academy Nomination Committee, Rotary 21 member and Membership co-chair and Order of Daedalians


Civilian Honors:  Gen O’Malley Award 2014, Top Wing Commander and spouse in Air Mobility Command; 6x distinguished graduate awards; 4x Bozzi Media Power 50 of Influence Catalyst magazine award winner


Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions:  Retired August 2014, Colonel, USAF.  Commander 92D Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Commander 376th Expeditionary Operations Group, Manas Transit Center, Kyrgyzstan; Commander, 7th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington


Name of Spouse and Children:  Wife Jill, Sons Mark and Matthew


Army Reserve Ambassador Brian Newberry is presently Executive Director, Leadership Spokane, a nonprofit motivating leaders to build communities.  The leadership program is responsible for articulating the region’s strategic plans to leaders and likewise presenting regional opportunities and challenges.  Mr. Newberry is a retired Air Force Colonel with a Bronze Star, meritorious service in a combat zone, and a command pilot with over 4,300 flight hours.