Cynthia “Cindy” Stewart


Cindy resides in Greer, South Carolina.

Cynthia Stewart

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Public Policy & Community Development

Cindy specializes in building bridges between the public and private sectors to create opportunities and navigate the government regulatory process ensuring connections, communication, and collaborations leading to successful retail development.

Most recently was employed by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as Vice President, Community Development, prior to that she held positions of Manager of State Government Relations and Director of Community Relations. Her career with ICSC spanned 21 years, while there she led a team that created programs and initiatives focused on emerging issues, real estate challenges, and overcoming obstacles to retail development.

She facilitated numerous task forces and initiatives comprised of diverse national, state and local volunteer groups representing business, development, elected officials, and economic development professionals. These efforts led to the publication of research, reports, best practices and recommendations and guides for attracting and retaining business.

Before her career at ICSC, she worked in state and local government as a state senate chief of staff and city clerk.


She holds a BAAS in Public Administration from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and is a 2019 graduate of the John Hopkins Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility.