Carrie Stewart

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

  • Biography

Carrie Stewart co-founded Afton with Scott Milam in 2011 and currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. 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 spent ten years as a corporate and public sector restructuring consultant. From 2005-2007, Carrie supported efforts to re-establish the public school system in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. 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 mom to her daughter, Emily.