Wayne Newton, Vice President of Magnolia Lodging Development, has owned, developed and built residential, commercial and hotel projects since 1967. He attended college at the University of Arkansas and served as a member of the United States Air Force from 1965 through 1968.
Wayne's talent for hotel construction has produced over 40 hotels, including Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, Hilton Garden Inn, Home2 Suites by Hilton, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, AmeriSuites, and Hampton Inn & Suites.
Wayne founded Magnolia Lodging, LLC with Jay Shinn and Matthew Newton in 2001 and is active in the direction of the company.
Previous affiliations and positions with trade organizations include president for the Home Builders Association of South Arkansas, two-term President for the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and Board Member for the Farmer';s Bank and Trust in Magnolia, Arkansas.