Board of Directors: Rich Newell
Rich Newell, M.Photog.Cr.
From a small town in Missouri, Rich pursued his passion for photography by attending the Ohio Institute of Photography. He has worked in the portrait industry for the past 23 years and even became an instructor at the school he once attended. Currently, Rich also owns a successful portrait and wedding studio in Springboro, OH, with his wife, Debbie.
"The key to being a great photographer is education." That is how Rich has built his business and has become the photographer that he is today. He also believes that PPA should be a large part of that education, and he is proud to be part of such an organization. Rich has served on several PPA Committees over the years, such as the Photographic Exhibition Committee, Summer Shootout Committee and the Grand Imaging Committee. He is also a PPA Councilor and serves on his state association's board.