Bonita C. Stewart brings more than 20 years of marketing, technology, and industry expertise to Google, where she oversees the company's Partner Business Solutions for North and South America. She manages strategy development and revenue growth plans for large partners across all verticals using Google products, including DoubleClick publisher technology, advertising exchanges, search, video, mobile and social.
Prior to her strategic partnerships role, Stewart led Google's US sales and operations for the Automotive, Finance, Travel and Entertainment categories, with responsibility for delivering integrated advertising solutions. Before Google, she served as Director, Chrysler Group Interactive Communications for DaimlerChrysler AG and Director, Chrysler Brand Advertising. In 2005 Advertising Age named the Chrysler Group Interactive Marketer of the Year. Stewart also enjoyed a 10-year career with IBM and served as President and COO for Nia Enterprises, a web-based company. She enjoyed her fashion pursuits as Founder and CEO, One Moment in Time (an earlier storefront version of Rent the Runway).
Stewart is a frequent speaker at marketing and interactive conferences such as ANA, AD:TECH and Automotive World Congress, and has been quoted in such publications as Automotive News, Advertising Age, Brandweek, and USA Today. In 2005, she co-authored "The Fifth P of Marketing," an article for CRM Magazine. Advertising Age named her a "Woman to Watch" in 2011. In 2012 she received the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Achievement award and in 2013 was awarded the Global Visionary Leadership award from Howard University's School of Communications.
Stewart graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cranbrook Art Academy based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. Past boards include the Music Hall of Detroit and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She resides in Englewood, New Jersey, with her husband Kevin Stewart, HBS 1979.