Robert W. Stewart
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

As Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Robert Stewart leads the team that is responsible for all external relations, government affairs, and communications activities for the Financial Accounting Foundation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

Before joining the FAF in 2011, Mr. Stewart was vice president of public affairs at the Private Equity Council, a Washington, DC-based trade group representing the nation’s largest private equity firms. Earlier, he served in senior communications posts at several Fortune 500 entertainment, telecommunications, and technology companies, including Caesars Entertainment, MCI and Pacific Telesis Group.

During the first half of his career, Mr. Stewart was a journalist. For more than a dozen years, he was a Washington correspondent and staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He also wrote for the Providence Journal. He is a recipient of awards from the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California for his coverage of the criminal justice system.

Mr. Stewart received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Brown University and a Masters’ degree in communications from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.