Neal Stewart is a marketing and sales executive with over 20 years of professional experience and is a 2019 graduate of the Reed College of Media’s Integrated Marketing Communications program. Most of Stewart’s career has been spent in the beer industry working on brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Dogfish Head and Deschutes Brewery.
Back in the early 2000s, his efforts achieved national acclaim when his influencer marketing strategy helped resurrect Pabst Blue Ribbon to become the fastest-growing beer brand in America after sales declined for 23 consecutive years.
Throughout his career, Stewart has had the opportunity to lead award-winning campaigns and initiatives across many marketing disciplines including, consumer research, new product development, earned media, paid media, event marketing, social media, sales promotions and many more.
Stewart and his wife Brenda live in Bend, OR with their two terriers, Ernie and Fannie. In his free time, he spends time paddling the lakes and rivers and hiking the mountains of Central Oregon.
Meet Neal Stewart
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