Joy Stewart is the Director of Compliance and Internal Audit at NC Rural Center, and leads the Center’s adherence to requirements governing non-profit financial institutions. In addition to compliance and audit, she has a background in risk management, operational excellence, as well as learning and development. She has worked in strategic roles across various organizations including Lowe’s Companies Inc., Accenture, and Wells Fargo. Stewart is a firm believer in supporting others, and is committed to volunteer efforts addressing food insecurity, fair housing and early childhood development.
Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. She considers herself to truly be a lifelong learner, and believes she could be a gold medalist if voracious reading becomes an Olympic sport. She is the proud mom of boy/girl twins, whom she calls her greatest, and most efficient, accomplishment.