News / Stewart promotes Chad Sary, AICP, to Executive VP of Growth & Strategy

June 27th / 2022

Stewart promotes Chad Sary, AICP, to Executive VP of Growth & Strategy

Stewart, an interdisciplinary design, engineering and planning firm, today announced the promotion of Chad Sary, AICP, to Executive Vice President of Growth & Strategy.

In his previous role as Vice President and Community Planning Practice Leader, Sary built consensus among planners, landscape architects and engineers across multiple practice areas to ensure that every facet of a project was evaluated comprehensively. As the Executive VP of Growth & Strategy, he leads the firm’s business development, pursuits and marketing teams.

“With decades of experience with the public and private sectors, Chad has in-depth insight into the nuances and complexities of cities, towns and counties across the Carolinas,” said Lee Anne Nance, president and COO, Stewart. “His institutional knowledge and awareness of local market dynamics are invaluable to our business. Beyond professional credentials, Chad fully embraces Stewart’s collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to working with our clients and embodies our company values.”

A certified planner with more than 20 years of professional experience in community planning, plan implementation and general government administration, Sary previously served as the assistant town manager of Knightdale, the assistant planning director for the Town of Wake Forest, and the planning & inspections director for Chowan County. Sary currently serves as a town commissioner in Wake Forest.

“Clients in public and private sectors are looking for comprehensive, multi-dimensional solutions to address their needs, and Stewart’s access to experts across various disciplines allows us to bring in the diverse voices and perspectives that are now required to be successful,” said Sary. “I look forward to leaning into this interdisciplinary approach and continuing to evolve our services to add value for clients.”

Chad is a certified planner (AICP), certified floodplain manager (CFM), and certified zoning official (CZO). Chad enjoys guest lecturing, speaking engagements and activities that support the community & regional planning program at his alma mater, East Carolina University.

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