Rotary Club of Southlake

Football/Technology
Apr 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Timmy Newsome-Former Dallas Cowboy/Owner of Newtec
Football/Technology

Who loves football? Who loves the Dallas Cowboys? Who loves hearing about innovations in technology? You will get to hear about ALL THREE of these favorite topics --- wrapped into one speaker , Timmy Newsome, a former Dallas Cowboy football player and owner of Newtec.

A member of 3 collegiate football hall of fames, Newsome was named to the Dallas Cowboys Weekly Newspaper All-Decade team (1980-1989).  He played as a running back and fullback ---- and finished his career as the 9th leading receiver in Dallas Cowboys history.  In 1993, he was inducted into the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame.  Newsome was regarded as "...one of the more unique players the Cowboys have had..." (Dallascowboys.com, March 24, 2017).

Newsome earned a degree in business administration, with a concentration in computer science, from Winston-Salem State University. From 1981 to 1989, Newsome crafted his technology skills, working as a computer-programmer/analyst at banks (ATMs), voter registration machines and elections systems. 

In 1991, Newsome founded Newtec Business Solutions, developing software for wholesale and distribution businesses.  Today, Newtec is a managed services technology company, and unified communications/collaboration products/services provider for both the private and education sector.

Aside from being great role models in football and technology, Newsome is VERY active in his community, making a real difference in the world.  He has served  in many capacities including: as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Winston-Salem State University (NC); Chairman of the school-community council for Townview Magnet High School (Dallas, Texas); a member of the school-community council for the Business and Management Center; and serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of Wednesday's Child.

Newsome’s hobbies include long-distance running, tennis, weight-lifting and the performing and visual arts.  His Newtec website can be found at: http://www.nbsusa.net/.  This should be a very entertaining presentation!