Jerry W. Stewart

Jerry W. Stewart, Vice Chairman (R)

District 6 (Sun City/Okatie)
Term Expires December 2018
Mr. Stewart has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Jerry StewartUniversity of Idaho, with post-doctoral studies at Washington University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has directed scientific programs at both public and private research facilities as well as co-founded and served for eighteen years as the Chief Executive of a technology-oriented, international publicly-traded corporation. For the past six years he has been and continues to be the principal in Cole Hill Associates, providing technical and financial management assistance to businesses and working with state and local governments to promote business, technology development and growth. Most recently Mr. Stewart consulted with New Hampshire’s Office of Energy and Planning on the use of alternative energy sources for economic development.

Mr. Stewart has served as a Board Member for both public and private businesses; he is former Assistant Professor of Chemistry at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; Chief of Supporting Research at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Morgantown Energy Technology Center; and Chairman, CEO of Industrial Technologies, Inc, Milford, CT. He has served on the Bluffton Economic Development Committee, Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Board, Hilton Head Island/Bluffton’s Government Affairs Committee, Sun City’s Government and Business Affairs Committee, as well as a member of the Greater Island Committee.

Committee Assignments:

  • Executive - Chairman
  • Finance - Chairman
  • Governmental - Member
  • Public Facilities - Member

Liaison / Membership:

  • Jasper County Council / City of Hardeeville Liaison
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry Liaison

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Term of Office:

  • 2015 - 2018
  • 2011 - 2014
  • 2007 - 2010


20 Huquenin Lane
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843.255.2198

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