Kirk Stewart, CEO of KTStewart, has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and public affairs. He played a leading role in serving APCO’s corporate clients and helped broaden and expand the firm’s corporate communication practice. Mr. Stewart served as global vice president of corporate communications for Nike, Inc. He joined Nike in 1997 after serving as chairman and chief executive of the global public relations firm Manning, Selvage & Lee. During his eight years with Nike, Mr. Stewart was responsible for corporate media relations, brand communication, crisis and issue management, internal communication, community affairs, sustainable development and stakeholder engagement. He also co-led the global corporate responsibility team and helped Nike become recognized as a leading corporate citizen.

Previously, Mr. Stewart held the positions of director of public affairs for the then-information services division of TRW and senior account executive at the public relations firm of Burson-Marsteller. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, The Arthur W. Page Society and a trustee of the Institute for Public.