Connie Steward, senior vice president and chief learning officer
Connie Steward, senior vice president of human resources and learning systems and organizational development, leads the human resources and learning functions for staff, volunteers and partners at Habitat for Humanity International. In this role, she integrates business expertise with talent development and HR processes.
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, project management and communications.
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 in 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.