Sarah Stewart, Manchester
As a highly motivated business owner, wife and mother of three Sarah seeks opportunities to enhance her community by establishing meaningful relationships and supporting programs that add universal value. Sarah is a visionary consensus builder with unique experience assisting national organizations, inspiring finance committees, managing staff and guiding VIPs through high-stress situations with grace and confidence.
Embracing her political bug, Sarah jumped onto New Hampshire’s “First-in-the-Nation” primary scene in 1999 with John McCain’s 18-point victory over George W. Bush. Sarah has since guided John McCain’s winning 2008 New Hampshire campaign, served as Tim Pawlenty’s state Campaign Manager, and joined Jon Huntsman’s team as a Senior Advisor during the 2012 Republican Primary.
In 2008, Sarah co-founded b-fresh consulting, a national, full service project management firm now headquartered in Concord, NH. Using her seasoned experience with the media, coalition development and policy know-how, she leads a team to assist corporations, non-profits, and candidates with issue advocacy, grassroots lobbying and stakeholder engagement.
Sarah serves on several boards of directors including New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts, Amoskeag Industries, Manchester Arts Commission and Stay-Work-Play. She was recently appointed to the New Hampshire Commission to Study the Economic Impact of Art and Culture. Sarah graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in American History and was a member of the National History Honor Society. She lives in Manchester with her husband and three young children.