Tim Stewart is an accomplished communications executive who counsels clients through complex issues while leading Jarrard’s Academic Health Systems Practice. He specializes in guiding system leadership through crisis communications, partnership transactions, and strategic change management initiatives.
Tim offers our clients a multi-disciplinary perspective and a keen understanding of the unique pressures and politics for healthcare providers, with nearly 20 years of experience in communications, public affairs, and marketing. Since joining Jarrard in 2015, he has helped dozens of health systems navigate their most significant moments of growth and change. Tim served as operations lead for our Chicago location prior to the firm joining Chartis in 2020.
Before joining Jarrard Inc., Tim was the director of outreach for the Illinois State Medical Society, a 175-year-old organization that serves as the voice of Illinois physicians. His comprehensive grassroots outreach efforts demonstrated the Society’s value to its members and enhanced retention while deepening relationships with physicians statewide. Additionally, he led numerous engagement efforts centered on regulatory and operational issues that physicians continue to face today.
Prior to moving into healthcare, Tim worked in marketing with McDougal Littell, a respected textbook publishing company, where he directed the Advanced & Elective division’s largest annual marketing initiative across the country. He also served as the national finance intern for the Obama for Illinois 2004 campaign, leading voter outreach efforts and organizing nationwide fundraisers from its Chicago headquarters.
Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston College. He has completed work towards his master’s in science degree in predictive analytics at Northwestern University.