Michael Newsome was nominated to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board by Governor Tom Wolf on Dec. 11, 2015. He was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on April 13, 2016.
Having spent nearly four decades in business – including accounting, finance and management – Newsome served in a variety of roles across the private sector in Pennsylvania.
Before coming to the PLCB, Newsome was a senior executive in the retail and wholesale distribution industry, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Wolf Organization. He was named a 2013 finalist for CFO of The Year by Central Penn Business Journal and played a key role in transitioning the company from a traditional two-step distributor to a national sourcing company of kitchen and bath cabinets, decking and other building products.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Lafayette College in Easton, Newsome managed information and administrative systems for Armstrong World Industries, Inc., in Lancaster for more than 15 years. Following that, from 1992 until 2004, he served as Controller at the York Daily Record, where he oversaw union contract negotiations and participated in the sale and transfer of newspaper ownership.
Newsome has served in past and present roles on the boards of the York County Community Foundation, Memorial Health Systems Foundation, Crispus Attucks Charter School, York County Industrial Development Authority and York County Heritage Trust, among other organizations.
He and his wife live in West Manchester Township, York County.