- Future of Fire Community Project Manager
Brett Stewart is CONNECT’s Future of Fire Community Project Manager and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School for Public and International Affairs. In his current role, he develops research to improve collaborative capacity between fire departments and municipal officials in order to support the public safety sector in Allegheny County. His work has touched on how fire departments can better serve their communities through increased partnerships between their local government. In addition, he also works as a Constituent Services advisor with State Rep. Innamorato. Prior to this role, he has served as a Constituent Services Advisor for State Rep. Innamorato, along with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. as a staffer with the IMF’s European Department, supporting economists and Ministries of Finance in the Western Balkans. Before these roles, he served as an aide for Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger of Baltimore on Capitol Hill. He is the recipient of the ASPA 2021 Keystone State Chapter Award for his work on collaborative capacity, and has been published in the Pitt Policy Journal for his research on the effects of tax credit expansions for low-income workers displaced by the pandemic. In addition to his MPA from the University of Pittsburgh, he also received a B.A. in Political Science and Creative Writing from Gettysburg College.