Colin Stewart is an associate director of the Hoover Institution. As director of development, he is responsible for planning and implementing development strategies for the institution.
Stewart previously served as vice president for advancement at Patrick Henry College in Virginia; as senior vice president for development and marketing at the George W. Bush Foundation in Dallas, Texas; and as vice president for development at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.
Before entering the nonprofit sector, Stewart was a marketing executive in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, Nashville, and London. As vice president of marketing at Morgan Creek Films, successes included Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the music for which won three Grammy awards and an Oscar nomination; and the double platinum soundtrack for The Last of the Mohicans. As vice president of marketing at EMI America Records, Stewart won thirteen gold and platinum album awards with artists including David Bowie, Kate Bush, and the Pet Shop Boys. As Rocket label manager at EMI Records (UK), Stewart was responsible for marketing Elton John.
Stewart attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland and holds an MA in English from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School. He studied organ and piano at the Royal College of Music and earned the ARCO diploma from the Royal College of Organists. Stewart currently serves on three nonprofit boards and provides consulting advice to various nonprofit organizations in the US and the UK.