Senior Director Of Strategic Partnerships
Laura Stewart is the senior director of strategic partnerships for Global Wildlife Conservation. Laura works across the organization to develop, pilot and oversee the implementation of GWC's scaling strategies and works closely with the executive and development teams. Additionally, she is paramount to cultivating, growing and maintaining high-impact partnerships with a wide range of organizations and key stakeholders. Prior to joining GWC, Laura worked for Vista Equity partners for nearly a decade, where she wore many hats. During her time at Vista, Laura served as executive office associate to the president and sat on the human resources team, supporting firm operations and recruiting. Laura was instrumental in launching the firm's partnership with Code.org and built the employee volunteer program, which provides under-served and minority youth with the opportunity to learn the foundations of computer science. Though having two small children has recently put a wrench in her propensity toward adventure, Laura has traveled extensively throughout Africa and Southeast Asia, and loves backpacking in the Chisos and Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges.