Receiving an honorary Doctor of Business Administration at the University of New Haven Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony
Shelley Stewart, Jr. is vice president of sourcing and logistics and chief procurement officer at DuPont, a world leader in market-driven innovation and science. A certified professional in supply management (CPSM), he joined the company in 2012 and leads global procurement and logistics activities totaling $20 billion. This year, he assumed the responsibility for facilities services and real estate.
Prior to joining DuPont, Stewart was senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco, where he helped save $1 billion within his first three years. Purchasing magazine awarded Tyco its 2009 Medal of Professional Excellence.
He also served as senior vice president of supply chain at Invensys and as vice president of supply chain with Raytheon. He spent 18 years at United Technologies, where he held various senior-level operations and supply chain roles.
Stewart was recognized in 2012 by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the most powerful executives in corporate America. He is a co-author of Straight to the Bottom Line: An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management, which explores the impact of a strategic approach to supply chain management.
An appointee to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise, Stewart is a former chair of the Institute for Supply Management. He previously served on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation, including as a member of the audit committee and chair of the nominating and governance committee.
He is chair of the board of visitors at Howard University’s School of Business and vice chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. He is a member of both the Northeastern University Corporation and the advisory board of the Drexel University Center for Corporate Governance. He also is a fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University and an EMBA from the University of New Haven. In 2011, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from UNH.