Don Stewart
Don Stewart

Don Stewart, longtime spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is heading to trade association Global Automakers, where he will be executive vice president, public affairs.

Stewart has worked for McConnell since 2006. Before that, he was communications director for Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and press secretary for Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX). He started his career on Capitol Hill on the staff of Sen. Paul Coverdell (R-GA).

Stewart advised both McConnell and Senate leadership in areas including policy communications, strategic planning, reputation management, and risk assessment and mitigation.

Global Automakers represents international automakers operating in the U.S. Stewart’s role there will be to oversee government affairs and communications activities.

“Stewart is a veteran of nearly every debate on Capitol Hill over the past 20 years and comes with a proven track record as an effective leader and key strategist in public affairs, issue management and strategic communications,” said association president and CEO John Bozzella.