Brent Stewart joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Board of Directors in 2016. As president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Kansas City, Mr. Stewart uses innovative, collaborative approaches as he works with donors, community partners, staff, and volunteers to strengthen United Way’s effectiveness as a promoter of long-term solutions for community problems.

Mr. Stewart has almost thirty years of experience in the United Way system, previously as president of the United Way of Columbia-Willamette, serving the Portland/Vancouver region, United Way of Snohomish County, and as president of United Way of Greater Battle Creek. He also served as vice president for resource development for United Way of Westchester and Putnam Counties in White Plains, New York.

A community leader with diverse interests, he has volunteered his time with a full range of nonprofit and community initiatives that have added to the greater quality of community life. In each of those communities, he was known for working with community partners in creating strategic plans that helped those United Ways become more effective in addressing and solving community problems.

Mr. Stewart earned a master’s degree in regional planning from Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in political science from Howard University. He has additional training from the National Academy for Voluntarism and Harvard Business School – Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.

Learn more about Mr. Stewart in TEN Magazine.