Deanna Stewart's 30+ years of experience as a senior executive in both private and not-for profit sectors provides her with a unique skill set that includes strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and financial management expertise. Over the past 15 years she has raised more than $800 million to support health, education and basic services in central Ohio. Deanna is currently the President of the Mount Carmel Foundation where she leads all aspects of Foundation management including oversight of a $142 million endowment. As a faith-based organization, Mount Carmel serves as a healing and transformative presence in our community with special emphasis on care for the poor and underserved. Deanna has also led fundraising teams at United Way of Central Ohio and The Ohio State University.
Deanna spent nearly two decades with AT&T starting as a front line Fortune 500 sales person and rapidly progressing to lead sales, marketing and business unit teams. As part of her leadership on a $15 billion Federal Government contract, Deanna oversaw the Bell Labs team responsible for design and management of a highly sophisticated integrated national network. She was an 8 time winner of AT&T's Gold Award.
Deanna is regularly sought after to serve on national planning teams. Currently she is a member of Trinity Health's Strategic Philanthropy Council and has served on United Way's National Millennial Engagement Team and OSU's President's Council on Women.
Active in the Central Ohio community, Deanna is a Trustee on the Leadership Columbus Board and a member of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. She is also a member of WELD, an organization that she helped found and where she served as President for three years.
Deanna earned her MBA in Marketing from George Washington University, her Bachelor of Science in Business from Longwood University and she is a graduate of AT&T's Leadership Development Program.