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Barbara Stewart

Former CEO, AmeriCorps

Bio Current as of April 5, 2022

Barbara Stewart served as CEO of AmeriCorps from February 2018 through January 2021, following her unanimous confirmation by the US Senate. AmeriCorps is the federal agency for service and volunteerism, supporting nearly 300,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers. Previously, Ms. Stewart spent over a decade as a senior vice president in government relations and external affairs at JPMorgan Chase. She has chaired multiple civic and charitable organizations and helped found a charter school in Chicago. With her husband, Peter Bowe, Ms. Stewart co-founded the Bowe Stewart Foundation with a focus on closing the opportunity gap for urban residents in Baltimore and Chicago.  She earned a BA and MBA from Northwestern University. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and currently serves on the Board of the American Battlefield Trust and on the national advisory boards of The Policy Circle and Service Year Alliance.