Sarah Stewart was sworn in as Commissioner of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in June, 2018. In this role, Stewart oversees the Division of Parks and Recreation, the Division of Forests and Lands, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library, and the NH State Council on the Arts.
Before working for the State of NH, Stewart ran her own consulting business specializing in coalition building, advocacy and lobbying for organizations, businesses and causes she believed in.
Stewart attended the University of Vermont and majored in U.S. History. Immediately following graduation she moved across the Connecticut River to the First-in-The-Nation Primary State to work for Senator John McCain’s first run for U.S. President. She followed McCain to Washington, DC and worked her way up to Deputy Campaign Manager when he ran for the second time in the NH Primary in 2008. The NH campaign trail instilled in Stewart the belief that anything is possible if you are authentic, a good listener, and can build consensus among all walks of life.
Stewart resides in Manchester with her husband Chris and their three young children: Edward age 8 and his twin sisters Macy and Katharine age 6.