Shelley Stewart Jr. retired as the Chief Procurement Officer at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In that role, he reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer in leading procurement, global sourcing, and logistics. Additionally, he was responsible for global real estate and facility services. He focused on delivering benefits through a strategic approach to supplier management and assuring efficient facility utilization and maximizing the real estate footprint. He also served on the company risk committee which was responsible for managing all financial instruments. Shelley played a significant role in the DowDuPont merger by helping to deliver synergy savings and stand up two new organizations in support of spinning into three standalone world class companies. Currently Shelley leads Bottom Line Advisory LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on procurement, logistic and operational improvement.
From 2005 until joining DuPont in 2012, Shelley reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer where he was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Chief Procurement Officer at Tyco International, where his portfolio of responsibilities included oversight of supply chain, procurement, information technology, facilities, real estate, trade compliance and lean six sigma initiatives companywide. He joined Tyco in 2003, first as Vice President of Supply Chain Management. Previous roles included serving as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Invensys PLC. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Raytheon Company. He spent 19 years at United Technologies Corporation where he held positions of increasing responsibility, as Vice President of Procurement at Hamilton Standard and finally becoming Director of Worldwide Sourcing for the Corporation.
Shelley currently serves on the boards of Otis Worldwide and Kontoor Brands, where he is on the audit committees and nominating and governance committee. He also serves on the board of Clean Harbors where he is on the environmental committee. Shelley served on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation, a Louisiana regulated utility for five years until the sale of the company in April 2016, where he was chair of the nominating and governance committee. He was elected chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR), where he helps to shape the strategic direction of the BDR, a top-level advocacy organization that promotes corporate supplier diversity excellence and advances best practices through its member companies. Shelley currently serves in several capacities with Howard University. He is on the Board of Trustees for the University as well as chairing the board of visitors for the school of business where he founded the supply chain program. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Drexel University Center of Corporate Governance and a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Shelley was the Vice Chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). He has also been a member of the Executive Leadership Council for over 20 years where he supports several committees. In 2011, the United States Secretary of Commerce appointed Shelley to its National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises. He spent several years serving on the board of directors for the Institute for Supply Management where he also served as Chairman of the Board for two years. He has received numerous leadership awards, including the first-ever Chief Procurement Officer of the Year award from NMSDC and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Procurement Leaders Network. Black Enterprise and Savoy magazine named him one of the “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.” He received an honorary doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven in May 2016. Shelley is the co-author “Straight to the Bottom Line” An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management, (J. Ross Publishing).
Shelley holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received his MBA from the University of New Haven. He currently resides in North Palm Beach, Florida.