Stewart Mader is connecting people. He has built a new digital news and information delivery platform for Fitch, used digital and social media to connect journalists, policymakers, and the public with CFA Institute, piloted podcasting with Apple and Brown University, and helped Atlassian grow from a small startup in Australia to a worldwide leader in software development and collaboration tools. Drawing on his experience working with a range of public- and private-sector organizations, Stewart wrote Wikipatterns, a handbook for guiding adoption of new technology.

Stewart is also working to improve transportation. He developed a New York & New Jersey Subway Map to show all transit options cutting across state boundaries, and is proposing Hudson Place Pedestrian Plaza, a new civic space at Hoboken’s namesake transit hub. He co-founded the PATH Riders Council, an advisory body for the subway system connecting NY & NJ. As chair of PRC, he has worked with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and communities on both sides of the Hudson River to adjust service to better meet peak demand, proactively communicate about projects underway to improve service and safety, and introduce an updated PATH map with subway and rail connections.

Earlier in his career, Stewart taught chemistry and produced documentary films that demonstrate the impact of science on our lives. Funded by grants from NASA, he produced films on the SOFIA space telescope, and on spectroscopy, the use of the light spectrum in science, medicine, research, and everyday life. He holds an M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from University at Albany, and a B.S. in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Hartford.