Stephen Newton is Vice President of Porterfield, Fettig & Sears, LLC (PFS). Newton has nearly a decade of Capitol Hill experience working on insurance and bank regulations, securities law, tax policy, retirement issues, appropriations, and international economics.
Prior to joining the firm, Newton served as Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy Legislative Director to Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT). In that capacity, Newton helped draft and pass major legislation such as the CARES Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. He served as a key advisor during the 117th Congress, successfully navigating an evenly split Senate to produce bipartisan accomplishments, ranging from the Chips and Science Act to the NDAA.
Newton also served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) where he led the Senator’s work on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development. Earlier in his career, Newton worked in the Office of the Chief Economist for the American Bankers Association, and for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
A native of Tennessee, Newton received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.