Connie Steward leads the human resources and learning functions for staff of Habitat for Humanity International and leaders of affiliated organizations. Connie joined Habitat in 2006.
Before joining Habitat for Humanity, Connie was managing director of The Crossland Group, a consulting firm with clients in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Americas. In that role she led client engagements for strategy development, implementation of complex, cross-functional solutions, leadership development and other initiatives focused on growth and improved operations.
Connie was also executive vice president of The Forum Corporation, an international research, consulting and training firm. While at Forum, she held responsibility for business development, finance, marketing and delivery of products and services for the Eastern Division in New York. Her role required overall management of accounts sold and delivered within and outside of the United States. She led the implementation of many worldwide initiatives for clients.
A wide variety of client companies are represented in Connie’s past work, including The World Bank, International Finance Corporation, ICI Paints Asia, Fidelity Investments, American Express, Development Alternatives, Inc. and governments of The Lombardy Region, Milan, Italy, The Gambia, Africa and the State of Ceara in Brazil.
Connie holds advanced degrees in public administration and organizational development. She received a Bush Foundation Fellowship, an award to business leaders in mid-career who wish to pursue additional training in selected areas of study. As a Bush fellow, she earned an M.S. from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Business.