Will Stewart was named the Chamber’s President in September 2014. In this role he is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber and oversees the development, growth, and implementation of organization’s programs and budget. He also serves as the Chamber’s key spokesperson and as an advocate for the Greater Derry Londonderry business community.
Will brings significant experience in economic development, community relations, media relations, and government affairs. He most recently served as Vice President of Economic Development & Advocacy at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, where he managed and directed that organization’s economic development and advocacy efforts by representing the organization to local, state, and federal policymakers. He also played a key role in the advancement of the Chamber’s strategic goals and policy priorities on key issues such as education and workforce development, downtown improvement, transportation infrastructure, green business practices, and workforce housing.
Prior to his Chamber experience, Will worked as a community organizer for NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire and as a reporter for HippoPress and for the Southern Standard newspaper in McMinnville, Tenn.
Actively involved in community efforts, Stewart also serves in leadership roles for several area volunteer organizations. He is co-chair of Bike Manchester, a Queen City bicycle advocacy organization; captain of the Oak Park Neighborhood Watch in Manchester; a member of the Manchester Transit Authority Board of Commissioners; and a member of the Transport NH Board of Directors.