Carter Stewart

Carter Stewart

Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation

Carter Stewart is responsible for identifying and supporting Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation entrepreneurs, serving on the boards of DRK portfolio organizations Detroit Justice Center, Partners for Justice, and Mortar. Prior to joining DRK, Stewart served as the presidentially appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. In his work, he emphasized deterrence, crime prevention, and alternatives to incarceration. He created the district’s first community outreach position and established a community leadership committee geared toward building trust and improving communication between the public and law enforcement. 

Stewart took a leadership role at the US Department of Justice to address inequities in the criminal justice system by raising awareness about the school-to-prison pipeline and chairing a working group of US Attorneys focused on reducing racial disparities in the federal system. 

He received a JD from Harvard Law School, earned an MA in education policy from Columbia University, and received his undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford University.

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