Doug Stewart, MBA

Senior Total Rewards & HR Consultant

Doug StewartDoug Stewart is a proven Human Resources professional and leader with over 25 years of broad industry experience in higher education, Fortune 500/manufacturing, healthcare and finance. His leadership roles have included total rewards, executive compensation, operations, HR compliance, HR generalist and labor relations responsibilities.

Prior to joining The Human Resource Consortium, Doug most recently served as Senior Vice President, HR Operations & Total Rewards for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust where he designed and implemented an innovative TR strategy, creating significant savings and instituting a retirement investment committee charter and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. Prior to that, as Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR Services for UMass Medical School, he led the strategic design and implementation of their Total Rewards and Labor strategies in addition to leadership on HR information systems, HR compliance including revision of all HR policies, HR service center and immigration. As Assistant Vice President for HR at St. John Fisher College, Doug was responsible for leadership of the HR function and led its initiative to reduce significant cost by self-insuring medical benefits without impacting plan design.

While Director of Benefits at Brown University, HR Compliance Officer and Manager of Benefits Programs for Textron Inc. and Benefits Manager at Raytheon Company, Doug consistently led Total Rewards strategy redesigns and implementations. At Textron, he served as an integral member of the project team to implement the largest, whole case high-deductible health plan (at the time) and project lead to outsource corporate health & welfare benefits. Among many strategic, change and efficiency initiatives, Doug:

  • Designed and communicated a total rewards package including HR “branding” and messaging;
  • Implemented a higher education compensation program;
  • Redesigned and executed highly effective benefits annual enrollment projects;
  • Developed the business case and implemented self-insured medical coverage with a projected 10% annual savings and comparable coverage; and
  • Responded to a comprehensive IRS examination (audit), resulting in no findings on benefits.

Doug earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island. He has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Human Resources Management curricula for the St. John Fisher College School of Business. He also completed Six Sigma Green Belt certification at both Textron and Raytheon.

Prior to commencing his civilian career, Doug performed a shipboard tour of duty as Communications Officer, Navigator and Administrative Officer, and he served as the Staff Administrative Officer for a destroyer squadron, which included duties in manpower administration, and inspections of shipboard administrative and supply programs. As a Naval Reservist, Doug served in numerous shipboard and shore-based assignments, including Commanding Officer of a Naval Reserve shipboard detachment. His civilian volunteer efforts have included serving as Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and support to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island.