Stewart, an interdisciplinary design, engineering and planning firm, announced it has promoted Lee Anne Nance to chief operating officer (COO), executive vice president, and welcomed Rebecca Ackerson to the executive leadership team as chief financial officer (CFO), vice president.  As members of Stewart’s executive team, Nance and Ackerson play key roles in the development and execution of the company’s strategic plans and programs.

As COO, Nance’s primary responsibilities will be to develop business strategies to increase the growth and success of the company’s practice areas as well as oversee the implementation of each practice area’s strategic goals.  She will also continue to play a pivotal role in promoting Stewart’s culture, mission and values, sustaining initiatives started in her most recent role as chief strategic officer.

As CFO, Ackerson will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling Stewart’s financial-related activities.  In addition to overseeing accounting and payroll functions, Ackerson will establish financial operational strategies and long-term financial planning needs of the company.

Most recently, Ackerson served as controller at Stewart where she oversaw compliance with all regulatory and internal controls.