Gov. Jay Nixon today nominated David L. Steward, of St. Louis, to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators, which oversees the operation of the four-campus University of Missouri system. Steward is the chairman of World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading provider of technology products, services and supply chain solutions to customers both international and in the United States.
Steward founded WWT in 1990; since that time, it has grown to more than 1,400 employees and more than $3 billion in sales, and in 2010 made the Forbes list of America's Largest Private Companies at #201. He currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Gov. Nixon's Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth, a process to set goals and plans to transform Missouri's economy over the next five years. Steward also is the author of a book on the importance of faith and values in business, "Doing Business by the Good Book: Fifty-Two Lessons on Success Straight from the Bible."
"David Steward is one of this country's leading entrepreneurs and will bring a background of tremendous business experience and success to the Board of Curators," Gov. Nixon said. "I am pleased to nominate him to serve on the board of one of the nation's pre-eminent university systems, as it continues to meet the challenge of providing an affordable, first-class higher education to its students."
Steward (R) will represent the Second Congressional District on the board; the Governor has nominated him for a term ending Jan. 1, 2017. The nomination will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.