John R. New
John is an innovator and operator with over 25 years of leadership, management, and entrepreneurial experience. In 2002, John co-founded The Hub, the United States’ first privately held green meeting facility. In 2016, he sold The Hub serving as CEO, with over 80,000 square feet of world-class meeting space among four locations throughout the Philadelphia area. Prior to The Hub, John oversaw several multi-million dollar engagements as a Management Consultant with KPMG Consulting. As a Captain in the United States Army, he coordinated the macro-level logistics of $120M in assets and the deployment of over 3,000 soldiers while deployed to Kuwait. John also served as an Infantry Platoon Leader throughout the theater of operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
From 1992-96, John founded, motivated, and directed a 250-volunteer, non-profit corporation which assisted the severely impoverished and homeless. Under the leadership of John, the organization recorded an astonishing 11,000 volunteer hours – building 27 homes, four shelters, two education centers, and the instruction of 40 GED candidates.
He also currently serves on the Board for the Regional American Red Cross as Chair of the Services for the Armed Forces Committee and the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network’s (GPVN) Entrepreneurship Initiative and Shark Tank.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, with a minor in Mandarin Chinese.