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R. David New

R. David New was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. After attending prep school at the Germantown Academy, David began his university studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He continued is education at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. An artist at heart, David worked in his family’s furniture business while creating his own interior design firm, R David New Interior Design. David relocated to South Florida and continued pursuing his passion for art and design.

After losing his sight in 2001 from a rare eye disease, David has since become an advocate for the disabled in Miami Beach, Florida. He is currently chairman of the Miami Beach Disability Access Committee and chief promoter of Ability Explosion®. David also serves as president for the Miami Beach Council of the Blind (an affiliate of the Florida Council and the American Council of the Blind).

David is also a successful entrepreneur. He owns and operates American Chair Exchange.com (www.americanchairexchange.com), an Internet specialty furniture company catering to homes and businesses, as well as Ballooniverse (http://yourballooniverse.com/), a company that sells and delivers specialty balloons for parties and events. David New is a resident of South Miami Beach, Florida.