Dee Stewart is a political strategist and public affairs consultant who has been at the center of the action for a quarter century. Stewart serves as President of The Stewart Group, Inc. (TSG), and is a recognized expert in the areas of strategic consulting, political messaging, grassroots mobilization, and public relations.
Stewart has consulted on more than 200 political campaigns, with a victory rate of 78%. Along the way, he has helped elect some of the most powerful elected officials at all levels. Stewart’s clients include Congressman Patrick McHenry (Chief Deputy Whip of the U.S. House) and State Representative David Lewis (NC House Rules Committee Chairman), among many others.
In the area of corporate public affairs campaigns, Stewart has unsurpassed experience and invaluable contacts that he utilizes to advocate to policymakers and educate the public on a wide range of issues. In all, Stewart has managed over 400 corporate public affairs campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels.
Prior to and since founding TSG, Stewart has held a variety of high profile posts, including serving as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Iowa and Finance Director of the North Carolina Republican Party. In 2005, Stewart served as the first Chief of Staff to Congressman Patrick McHenry in the Congressman’s Washington office.
Politics Magazine named Stewart a Rising Star in 2008. In 2016, he received the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the State of North Carolina. Stewart has appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s World News Tonight, CNN’s Inside Politics, Fox News Channel, MSNBC’s Equal Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Politico, National Journal, and several national radio outlets.
Stewart earned a B.A. in Government and a MBA from Campbell University. He lives in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina with his son, Dugan. In his spare time, Stewart enjoys traveling, supporting the fine arts, and attending sporting events. He is a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.