Shelley Stewart, Jr. is Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at DuPont, where he leads global procurement and logistics. His role is to improve efficiency and deliver cost savings across the enterprise. In January 2016, he assumed the responsibility for Facilities Services and Real Estate. Before joining DuPont, Shelley was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Chief Procurement Officer at Tyco, where he led Procurement, Information Technology, Lean Six Sigma and Real Estate, and where he delivered $1B in cost savings in his first three years. Prior positions include SVP of Supply Chain at Invensys, VP of Supply Chain at Raytheon, and 18 years at United Technologies, where he led various senior level operations and supply chain roles.
Shelley is chair of the Board of Visitors at Howard University’s School of Business and is a member of Northeastern University’s Corporation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Drexel University Center for Corporate Governance. Shelley is Vice Chair of the Board for the National Minority Supplier Development Council. He is also a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Shelley served on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation, a Louisiana regulated utility, where he also served on the audit committee and was chair of the nominating and governance committee. As a former chair of the Institute for Supply Management, he has been consistently recognized as a leader within the supply chain profession. He has been identified as one of the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise, and recognized by Savoy. In 2013 he was named a Bartels Fellow by the University of New Haven. In 2011 Shelley was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business.
Shelley holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration as well as an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Haven and both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. He is co-author of Straight To The Bottom Line™: An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management, (J.Ross Publishing).