Stewart, publisher of The Tidewater News, is active in group and individual management. He lives and works from Franklin, Va. Stewart was previously publisher of The Clarksdale (Miss.) Press Register andThe Yazoo (Miss.) Herald and editor of The Meridian (Miss.) Star before joining BNI in 2006. Stewart, whose background is in news, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. In 2005, he was the inaugural John Emmerich Fellow at the University of Oxford in England.