Stuart manages state programs related to internet infrastructure and use and its impact on economic development, citizen opportunity, and delivery of government services. In this position, Stuart works with stakeholders throughout the state in both the public and private sectors to help understand the state’s strengths and gaps in broadband technology and the emerging opportunities it enables.
Stuart’s tenure in economic development started in 2004 on the heels of a 20-year career in the tech industry, which included stops in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California working for companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Apple Computer. With his innate understanding of technology issues, he feels equally comfortable in projects focused on all aspects of technology and the internet from business to development to policy. He recently concluded a five-year, federally-funded program focused on broadband data collection and planning and represented the agency as a commissioner on the recently-completed Broadband Legislative Commission.