Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Director, Island Resilience Initiative, Global Island Partnership

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy is presently Senior Advisor and the Director for the Island Resilience Initiative at the Global Island Partnership. Stewart also acts at Senior Advisor at 100 Resilience Cities, concentrating on Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the founder and principal of Precovery Labs, a hub for resilience, sustainability and precovery action at the intersection of community, creativity and impact.

Stewart served as Managing Director and Partner at Context Partners. Before Context Partners, Stewart was Director of the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he also served on detail to the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force as the Partnerships Director, assisting with the alignment of activities, networks and stakeholders in the recovery area.

Prior to HUD, Stewart was Vice President and COO at Oweesta, a national Native community development financial institution (CDFI) intermediary. Before Oweesta, he was the founding executive director of Four Bands Community Fund, Inc., an award winning Native CDFI on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. In an earlier career phase Stewart was deeply immersed in global marketing and advertising projects with BSB International in New York City and as co-founder of the BSB Moscow office in Russia.

Stewart sits on the board of directors for the LaPointe Financial, an emerging Native CDFI and on the grants committee for the Takoma Foundation. Professional pursuits and passions include acting, photography and filmmaking, which are making a comeback in the work at Precovery Labs. Stewart is active on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and 500PX.