New Member: Rebecca Newton

Please introduce yourself and welcome new member Rebecca Newton. Rebecca was sponsored by Gloria Ann Evans.

Perhaps best known in the Triangle as the leader of the 30 year group, “Rebecca & the Hi-Tones”, Rebecca Newton is the CEO & President of Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.  Prior to joining CTD, Rebecca spent 25 years as an expert in online child safety, community and gaming, working for major companies such as Disney, Mind Candy, and AOL.  She spent 16 years with RTI International before joining AOL. In 1980, Rebecca was the first Executive Director at what is now The Hayti Heritage Center.

She publicly speaks on online child safety and gaming, internationally, and has worked extensively with the FTC, US Senate, EU Commission, Parliament (UK) and Scotland Yard. She has served on many boards including The ArtsCenter (vice chair), GirlsRockNC (chair) The Durham Citizens Advisory Committee (chair), the NSPCC (UK Natl Center for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), and was appointed by the UK government to various government task forces serving the rights of children. She is currently a board member of DitchTheLabel.org and PrivacyCheq.  Rebecca has 2 children and 5 grandchildren, all residing in Durham.

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