ERIC STUART joined the Steel Manufacturers Association in September 1996 as a staff officer. Since then, Eric has held positions with the association including Manager, Committee Affairs (1999), Director, Environment & Energy (2005), Vice President, Environment & Energy (2010), and most recently Vice President, Environment, Energy & Infrastructure Policy (2017). Currently Eric’s responsibilities include administering the Environment Committee, Plant Operations Division, and the Energy Ad Hoc Group, as well as SMA’s Associate Membership program.
Eric began his collegiate career at Boise State University in 1987, and transferred to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science – international relations from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1991. He followed this with a Master of Arts degree in Western European Studies from the University of Connecticut in 1992. Following graduation, and before joining the SMA, Eric worked at Voice of America Agency, within the U.S. Information Agency, in the first Clinton Administration (1995).
Eric is a native of the great state of Idaho, born and raised in Fruitland. He and his wife, Jennifer, and daughter Penelope, reside in Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Virginia.