Shelley A. Stewart Jr. ’90 EMBA, ’16 Hon.
Managing Partner/Founder of Bottom Line Advisory, LLC. Retired, Former Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont USA.
Shelley Stewart, Jr. retired as the Chief Procurement Officer at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In that role, he reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer in leading procurement, global sourcing, and logistics. Additionally, he was responsible for global real estate and facility services. He focused on delivering benefits through a strategic approach to supplier management and assuring efficient facility utilization and maximizing the real estate footprint. He also served on the company risk committee which was responsible for managing all financial instruments. Mr. Stewart played a significant role in the DowDuPont merger by helping to deliver synergy savings and stand up two new organizations in support of spinning into three standalone world class companies. Currently, Mr. Stewart leads Bottom Line Advisory LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on procurement, logistic and operational improvement.
From 2005 until joining DuPont in 2012, he was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Chief Procurement Officer at Tyco International, where his portfolio of responsibilities included oversight of supply chain, procurement, information technology, facilities, real estate, trade compliance and lean six sigma initiatives companywide. He joined Tyco in 2003, first as Vice President of Supply Chain Management. Previous roles included serving as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Invensys PLC. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Raytheon Company. He spent 19 years at United Technologies Corporation where he held positions of increasing responsibility as Vice President of Procurement at Hamilton Standard and finally becoming Director of Worldwide Sourcing for the Corporation.
Mr. Stewart currently serves on the boards of Otis Worldwide and Kontoor Brands, where he is on the audit committees and nominating and governance committees. Mr. Stewart served on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation, a Louisiana regulated utility, for five years until the sale of the company in April 2016, where he was chair of the nominating and governance committee. He was elected chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR), where he helps to shape the strategic direction of the BDR, a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity excellence and advances best practices through its member companies. He is the coauthor of “Straight to the Bottom Line” An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management, (J. Ross Publishing).
Mr. Stewart joined the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors in 2018. Mr. Stewart currently serves in several capacities with Howard University. He is on the Board of Trustees for the University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business where he founded the supply chain program. Mr. Stewart is also a member of the Advisory Board of Drexel University Center of Corporate Governance and a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Stewart earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Northeastern University and his Executive MBA from the University of New Haven. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from the University of New Haven in 2016.
Mr. Stewart lives with his wife, Ann, in North Palm Beach, FL. Mrs. Stewart serves as a member of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences Advisory Board.