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NAUB/UFSC – Our History, Our Stories, Our Future Series featuring Charles O. Stewart

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Urban Financial Services Coalition  invites you to a special session entitled “NAUB/UFSC – Our History, Our Stories, Our Future.” 

Our History, Our Stories, Our Future is a series dedicated towards capturing the experiences, stories, and accomplishments of minority financial professionals in the financial services industry through their participation in the National Association of Urban Bankers and Urban Financial Services Coalition. This is one of the ways that UFSC is leveraging the wisdom of the organization’s high valued seasoned minority professionals.  The stories of these seasoned professionals are a road map of where we have been and a gift to the current generation that listens to them and then passes them on to the next generations.


Speaker Bio:

Featuring:  Charles O. Stewart – Executive Vice President (Retired) and NAUB Founding Member.
Charles O. Stewart
After working in accounting with the Teletype Corporation, Stewart began a 37 year banking career in 1971 with First National Bank in Little Rock, AR. He became the first African-American banking executive in the state of Arkansas.  Having navigated five mergers and acquisitions beginning in 1981, Stewart moved into increasingly responsible positions with greater reach and authority with First Commercial Bank, Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama.  In 1998, Stewart was tasked, at Regions Financial Corporation, with establishing and managing a new division for the $147 billion corporation.  This division oversaw the community development operations of 135 community development officers in 16 states in the South, Southeastern and Midwestern United States.  Over the next ten years, Stewart enjoyed an incredible tenure with RFC. After setting up a new business line for public, governmental, institutional and non-profit organizations, Stewart ended his banking career in 2008 as Executive Vice President with Regions.

Stewart’s interest and impact have gone outside of business and banking to include community and economic development nationally and internationally.  In 2010 he was selected to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Heifer International, a value-based, global development organization.  Stewart has been appointed to many local, state and federal boards and commissions.  He served on the Workforce Education Commission; including the Health Policy Board of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and the Legislative Traumatic Brain Injury Taskforce. His other appointments include:

  • the Arkansas State Police Commission;
  • Federal Small Business Advisory Council;
  • Arkansas IOLTA Foundation;
  • Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health; and
  • the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission.

Stewart has been a part of many international trade and goodwill missions around the world, including Japan, Taiwan, China, Poland, Romania, Russia, Georgia, Italy, Tanzania, Mali, Ghana, Senegal, Republic of South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Mexico, Ecuador, and Thailand.

Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Time:  6:30 pm, EDT.

Location:  Virtual and hosted on ZOOM

Recorded:  Yes, this call will be recorded.

Register here at https://UFSCNAUBOurHistoryStewart.eventbrite.com

To learn more about UFSC and its upcoming events visit www.ufscnet.org


October 14, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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