Shelley A. Stewart Jr. ’90 EMBA, ’16 Hon.

Shelley A. Stewart Jr.'s headshot

Managing Partner/Founder of Bottom Line Advisory, LLC. Retired, Former Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont USA.

Expertise

In 2018, Mr. Stewart retired as vice president of sourcing and logistics and chief procurement officer for DuPont.

A certified professional in supply management (CPSM), Mr. Stewart led DuPont’s $20 billion global procurement and logistics activities from 2012 to 2018, including overseeing facilities services and real estate management across the Fortune 500 company’s global operations. Mr. Stewart played a key management role in DuPont’s 2017-2018 merger with Dow Chemical Corp.

Upon retiring from DuPont, Mr. Stewart founded Bottom Line Advisory LLC, a professional consulting firm that provides advisory services on corporate supply chain and procurement.

From 2003-2012, Mr. Stewart served as senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco, where he led the company's supply chain network and worked closely with senior management and cross-division teams to achieve $1 billion in savings through best practices in vendor management, purchasing, and logistics.

Before joining Tyco, he held senior-level supply chain and operational roles at Invensys (2002-2003) and Raytheon Corp. (2000-2002). Mr. Stewart began his corporate career at United Technologies Corp., where he rose through the management ranks over an 18-year period from 1982-2000.

Mr. Stewart is a leading figure in national supply chain and logistics trade associations, and is the co-author of Straight to the Bottom Line: An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management. He is a member of the Conference Board's Purchasing and Supply Leadership Council, as well as a past member of Purchasing magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, which named Stewart the magazine's first Supply Chain Manager of the Year.

Mr. Stewart is past Vice Chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise. A past Board Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Mr. Stewart received ISM’s prestigious J. Shipman Gold Medal in 2011.

Community Service

Mr. Stewart joined the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors in 2018. He also is member of the Board of Trustees for Howard University in Washington, D.C.

For more than 10 years, he has been a member of the Board of Visitors of the Howard University School of Business (serving as chair from 2012-2017), as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Howard University School of Business Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Management. Mr. Stewart is also a member of the Northeastern University Corporation and a past member of the Advisory Board of the Drexel University Center for Corporate Governance.

Mr. Stewart is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, which works to increase the number of African-American executives in corporate suites, boards, and leadership positions. In 2012, Mr. Stewart was recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the most powerful executives in corporate America. He is a fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on its 2018 Blue Ribbon Commission.

He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Cleco Corp., a regulated Louisiana utility company, where he served as a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He is past President of the Board of The Boys and Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County (New Jersey).

Shelley currently serves on the boards of Otis Worldwide and Kontoor Brands, where he is on the audit committee and nominating and governance committee.

Education

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.

Personal

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.