Carrie Stewart

Co-Founder, Managing Director

  • Biography

Carrie Stewart co-founded Afton with Scott Milam in 2011 and currently serves as the firm’s CEO.  Over her career, Carrie has led several dozen public sector advisory, facilitation, and research engagements, including work on behalf of state agencies, school districts, charter management organizations, and philanthropies.  Primary areas of concentration include funding equity and adequacy, fiscal transparency, governance, and financial sustainability. Carrie is consulted to provide trainings for state and local leaders on education finance topics and has contributed to several published studies and articles in the field of education finance.

Prior to establishing Afton, Carrie was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal. From July 2005 to March 2007, Carrie helped in the rebuilding of the public school system in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Carrie spent five years in Arthur Andersen’s corporate restructuring group in Chicago. She earned her BBA in Finance with a second major in French and is a CFA charter holder.  Carrie has served on several non-profit boards for over 15 years.  She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and loves being a mom to her daughter, Emily.