Brenda Lopez Stewart is the founder and chair of the Vietnam POW Reunion Foundation and a lifelong advocate and supporter of active-duty military and veterans.
She knows firsthand that military life is a family business. Stewart grew up “an Army brat,” born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved more than ten times before graduating high school in Northern Virginia. Her father spent 22 years in the Army and retired in 1979 as a Major. Duty stations included Pakistan, Vietnam, Germany and numerous locations in the United States. Major Lopez instilled in her a love of country and a commitment to support active-duty military, veterans and first responders.
Stewart is a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Decision Science (business statistics). After thirty years in management and leadership roles in law firms, Stewart launched her consulting firm, Stewart Marketing & Consulting. For the past ten years she has worked with law firms of all sizes across the U.S. to advance their marketing and strategic initiatives. Stewart is also a non-lawyer member of the South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct, a position appointed by the Supreme Court of South Carolina.
She lives in Clinton, South Carolina where her two sons, Joseph and Hastings were raised. Stewart is active in the local community currently serving as the chair of the Rufus Sadler Tennis Foundation. Stewart has served on numerous boards and local groups over the years.