Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, Switch
Natalie Stewart is the Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Switch. She brings extensive experience in public policy development, community and political relations, campaign and ethics compliance, business development, land development and advocacy to her work at Switch.
Natalie leads the Government and Public Affairs division that develops and implements the company’s public policy work in the areas including technology, tax, economic development, energy and sustainability policy, and education and workforce. Natalie directs these efforts for Switch nationally, and is focused on jurisdictions where Switch has prime campuses: Nevada, Michigan, Georgia, and Texas.
In addition, Natalie leads Switch’s federal efforts in Washington DC. Natalie works closely on strategic partnerships, and on client development strategies. She uses her knowledge of infrastructure and public sector needs to play a large role in business development for Switch.
Prior to joining Switch, Natalie’s distinguished career included legislative staff positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Michigan. Natalie served in leadership positions with two Speakers of the Michigan House of Representatives, the Office of Michigan Attorney General, and the Michigan Secretary of State. Natalie served on many presidential and congressional political campaigns. She worked on Capitol Hill for the United States Senate and served as a federal lobbyist for the Associated Builders and Contractors in Washington D.C.
A native Michigander, Natalie is active in the community and serves on the Board of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, ArtPrize 2.0, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, The Georgia Chamber, Texas Taxpayers and Research Association and is the Chair of the Friends of West Michigan PAC.
Natalie has a B.A. from Boston College and Masters work in public policy through Michigan State University. A self-proclaimed “sports” mom, you can often find Natalie in a rink or on the sidelines cheering for her three children and pursuing her passion for travel and cooking.