Feb. 9, 2018: Barbara Stewart was confirmed as the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Stewart, of Illinois, currently works with non-profit organizations to strengthen their external relations efforts. She co-founded the Bowe-Stewart Foundation. Stewart retired from JPMorgan Chase as a senior vice president at the firm’s Global Government Relations Group, where she was responsible for strategy development, personnel, budget and operations management. Previously, she held policy and management positions at the Illinois Governor’s Office, and for two Lieutenant Governors. She also led the Chicago public affairs practice at Fleishman-Hillard. Stewart is a trustee at the Adler Planetarium and the Civic Federation of Chicago, and she is on the Boards of Christopher House, the Baltimore Urban Debate League, and the Center for Urban Families. Stewart received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.