Todd Newton

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Newton, founder and CEO of Lone Star PEO, Inc. has been in the financial services industry since 1988. Todd started out servicing the staff and board of directors at the University of Texas MD Anderson with their retirement plans. From there he became a partner in design, production, and operation of financial services software for several retail brokerage organizations including Merrill Lynch, PaineWebber, and ING. Todd was offered a position with ING shortly after their relationship began and specialized in executive benefits, wealth transfer and business succession planning. In 2001 he moved to the PEO industry where he became the Vice President and Chief Operation Officer with Brumley PEO. He enjoyed working there many years until the business was acquired.

Todd is an advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and has enjoyed riding in the Texas MS150 for the last 20 years. He is an Eagle Scout and is active in the local Boy Scouts of America. He also has a passion for mountain biking, classic cars and the SCCA autocross racing circuit.

Becky Brumley Newton

Vice President

Becky Brumley Newton is the co-founder and Vice President of Lone Star PEO. Becky has been in the insurance industry since 1994. Starting out in the underwriting field, she quickly worked her way up into a training role for several District Offices with Farmers Insurance. She was recruited by Brumley PEO in 2000 and served as the Director of Benefits managing a myriad of insurance products for over 5000 worksite employees. Her love for working in a family environment and developing client relationships drove her to work there until acquisition.

Becky enjoys serving in the church and community. The SA Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and Haven for Hope are just a few of the places she enjoys volunteering. She is also a Board Member on the San Antonio Christian Schools 4-H Booster Club supporting the local 4-H community. Todd and Becky have 4 children and have been married for over 21 years. Their passion for the PEO industry makes coming to work each day together a privilege and extremely rewarding.

Cesar Avena

Risk Manager

Cesar has over 22 years of risk and safety management with extensive experience in the construction industry supporting our construction clients through OSHA required training, safety walkthroughs, mock OSHA inspections, and job specific services.
As the Risk Manager for Lonestar PEO, providing loss prevention and risk management services to our clients.

Prior to entering the PEO safety business I worked as a certified Nuclear Operator in the U.S. Navy for 9 years posted on Chief Reactor watch. I also spent an additional
4 years teaching at the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School.

My interests include “Basura Bash” – leading over 2000 volunteers and picking up over 27 tons of trash and metal on our water ways per year, delivering Meals on Wheels, and volunteering at the Strong Location, a local homeless shelter.

Carlyn Keys Davis


Carlyn has over 15 years of Payroll, Human Resources and Accounting experience with several years in the PEO Industry. She resides in San Antonio with her family and enjoys attending church, traveling, and seeking out live music venues. In her free time, Carlyn enthusiastically volunteers and stays involved with several organizations.

Victoria Araiza

Human Resources / Accounting

Victoria is relatively new to the PEO industry and serves as a bi-lingual HR assistant. She is from Zapata, TX, a small South Texas town, and has now made San Antonio her home. She is currently enrolled at Texas A&M pursuing her degree in Accounting. She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new adventures with her puppy Winston.

Dan Ryan


Dan came to Lone Star PEO as a controller and brings over 10 years’ experience with him. Dan enjoys playing bass guitar in a local band and performing regularly. He loves to travel with his wife and volunteering.