Her previous professional experience includes Managing Partner of Marketing Tactics, Inc. (MTI), a consultancy specializing in business and marketing strategy. Stuart has an extensive background in financial services including senior positions at American Express, Merrill Lynch and Accenture.
From 1994-2019, Stuart was actively involved with Community Partners, a pro bono consulting arm of Harvard Business School. She has served as a board member, past President, and project lead for clients such as Norwalk Community College (NCC) in Norwalk, CT. Since 2013, Stuart has been a Board Director of the Norwalk Community College Foundation, including the role of Board President from 2016-2018. Her work with students and faculty at NCC, resulted in a series of programs around entrepreneurship, innovation, and a Makerspace facility.
Stuart received her BA in psychology and studio art from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in 1972 and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development in 1980. She and her husband, Chip recently moved from Rowayton, CT to Vero Beach, Florida.