Richard H. (“Dick”) Stewart

Mr. Stewart is a Beaufort civic leader and entrepreneur.  He is the founder and CEO of 303 Associates.  In addition, he is CEO of a Beaufort-based hotel operating company, and founder and CEO of Grid Properties, an Atlanta real estate investment company that specializes in communications.  Prior to returning to Beaufort, his hometown, Dick spent 28 years in the wireless telecommunications industry; he was founder and CEO of Transit Communications, a venture capital backed firm now part of Sprint/Nextel.  He was the founder and CEO of Grid Towers, an Atlanta-based tower site development and management company, and was the Co-founder of American Tower Inc, (now American Tower Corporation, NYSE – AMT).  Current and recent civic roles for Mr. Stewart include: Beaufort and Jasper County Economic Development Ambassador, the Port Royal Foundation, the SC Department of Commerce, Arts Council of Beaufort County, the Coastal Community Foundation, the Urban Land Institute, and the Santa Elena Foundation.  He served in leadership roles with the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, Beaufort County Council, Beaufort County Government Affairs and Economic Development Committee, Beaufort County Land Use Committee, City of Beaufort Corridor Review Board, United Way of the LowCountry, Main Street Beaufort, Beaufort County Open Land Trust, and the Technical College of the Lowcounty Foundation.