Stewart is Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development and advises the North American region at the Resilient Cities Network. He previously served as Senior Advisor in Resilience Finance, Acting Director for Europe and the Middle East, and Acting Director and City Relationship Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. He was also the lead on the 100RC prize challenge, and Resilience Coordinator for Context Partners, where he was Managing Director and Partner.
Stewart served on President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and was Director of the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Stewart is Senior Advisor for the Global Island Partnership, member of the advisory committee for SeaAhead, member of the advisory council for The Policy Academies, and rapporteur for the evaluation task force of SMILO, the Small Island Organization. He is the founder of Precovery Labs, where creativity and community drive impact and awareness for clients such as NDN Collective/NDN Fund, Opportunity Finance Network, Ocean Conservancy, and the Intertribal Agriculture Council. Stewart has been a full time professor and program manager at the Cheyenne River Tribal College, as well as creating and guest lecturing more recently for NYU and the University Internacional de Catalunya/UIC Barcelona.
Stewart has a long history of work with indigenous communities, particularly in the areas of community finance and economic sovereignty. He is also a professional storyteller and photographer. He studied global management, marketing, languages, sustainability, and environmental science.