BGR Names Stuart VP, Research Director

Stephen Stuart

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research announced it has promoted Stephen Stuart to the position of Vice President and Research Director. 

         Stuart has been with BGR 15 years and has extensive knowledge of the organization and the local and regional public policy issues that frame its work, reps said. He most recently served as BGR's Senior Analyst. In that capacity, Stuart was principal author on many BGR reports, including some that earned national recognition by the Governmental Research Association. 

         "Stephen possesses a unique combination of diligence and skill that has benefitted BGR for many years,” said BGR president and CEO Amy Glovinsky. “Those who have encountered him in the field know, as I do, that BGR is lucky to have Stephen in this new role.

         “I am extraordinarily pleased to have Stephen enter BGR's management," said Board Chairman Hardy Fowler. "His years of hard work and dedication have earned him this position.  I have confidence that his talent will be a key ingredient in BGR's future successes."

         Stuart holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Loyola University New Orleans. Before he joined BGR, he was a business reporter.     

         BGR has also bid farewell to Peter Reichard, who served as its Research Director and will depart for Salt Lake City's Utah Foundation, where he will serve as its President. At a reception of Board members to honor Reichard, Fowler remarked, "Peter's years of service to BGR are remarkable. We are thrilled for his success and wish him the very best in his new position."

         BGR is a private, nonprofit, independent research organization, reps said. Since its founding in 1932, it has been dedicated to informed public policy-making and the effective use of public resources in the Greater New Orleans area. 

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