Carter Stewart
Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Carter Stewart is a Managing Director at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. He supports investment selection, builds portfolio support, cultivates fund development and drives strategic and operational leadership. Mr. Stewart comes to DRK from the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as the presidentially appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. In this role, he was responsible for prosecuting federal crime in a district comprised of 5.5 million people. In this role, Stewart emphasized deterrence, crime prevention and alternatives to incarceration. He created the district’s first community outreach position and established a community leadership committee geared towards building trust and improving communication between the public and law enforcement. He created the district’s first diversion program to allow individuals a means of avoiding a felony record while still being held accountable for their wrong-doing. Stewart took a leadership role at DOJ in addressing inequities in the criminal justice system through his work raising awareness about the school to prison pipeline and by chairing a working group of U.S. Attorneys focused on reducing racial disparities in the federal system. Stewart also served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and chaired the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Working Group. Stewart previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Jose, CA, and he was a litigator at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, OH and Bingham McCutchen LLP in San Francisco, CA. Stewart received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1997, a Master of Arts in Education Policy from Columbia University and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Stanford University. After law school, Stewart clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Carter, U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Raymond L. Finch, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of the Virgin Islands.