As Communications Director for Clean Air Task Force, Stuart has over 35 years’ experience in public relations and marketing communications in both the public and private sectors. At CATF, he is responsible for the organization’s external communications, with particular emphasis on news media relations.
Prior to joining CATF in 2010, he held a short-term assignment as a Marketing Advisor in the U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with the global climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Before that, he served as head of program marketing and communications for Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC for two years, overseeing a communications team of 22 professionals.
Stuart began his environmental career with an undergraduate degree from Yale College and a master’s degree in international wildlife ecology and conservation from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, completing a summer of fieldwork in primate ecology and behavior in the Kibale Forest in western Uganda. He then moved into corporate public relations for 25 years with such multi-national companies as PepsiCo, where he spent 11 years in three different divisions, Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising (3 years), and with several public relations agencies including Goodman Media International and his own consultancy, Ross & Price Communications.
A lifelong environmentalist, he was for six years President of the Board of the Beaver Dam Sanctuary, a private 170-acre nature preserve in Katonah, NY and is a Trustee of the 2000-acre Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford, NY, the first preserve in The Nature Conservancy system. He is also a member of the New York-based Explorers Club where he evaluated grant applications from undergraduate students for scientific exploration around the world. Stuart and his wife Wendy now live in an empty nest in Jamestown, RI after 32 years in northern Westchester County, New York.
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