Chief Practice Officer
Becky Stewart has been with The Improve Group for over 10 years, providing leadership for scores of projects. A consummate generalist, she has led projects domestically and internationally, in diverse topic areas such as youth leadership, higher education, corrections and housing. As Chief Practice Officer, she oversees the work of our research teams, integrating strong practices and lessons learned from our own work and the field. She also plans a learning agenda for staff, and collaboratively builds systems and processes that ensure a consistent, enjoyable and valuable client experience.

Brings to the Team

  • A passion for ensuring our work provides useful and powerful insights to further our clients’ work
  • Strong organizational and project management capabilities
  • Practical and applied experience with research, planning and evaluation on a broad range of topics
  • A deep knowledge of traditional and innovative methods
  • A dedication to supporting meaningful and respectful engagement of stakeholders

Work Experience

  • The Improve Group (2004–present)
  • Handloom Weavers Development Society, volunteer consultant (2006)
  • University of Minnesota Extension Service, Research Assistant in Community Vitality (2006)
  • Project for Pride in Living (1996-2004)


Beyond the Bio

Becky has found new ways to be humbled every day, and to find moments of simple joys with her family. She has a dim memory of hobbies before children, and has recently decided that all that futile digging around in the dirt and speaking encouraging words to plants counts as “gardening.”

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