Stuart Schear is the Vice President for Communications at AJWS. He leads a spirited, talented, award-winning team that tells the story of AJWS’s work to advance human rights worldwide—across all communications and marketing platforms.
Throughout his career, Stuart has pursued his commitment to social justice and public service. Prior to joining AJWS in 2012, Stuart served as Vice President for Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where he defended reproductive rights. He also played leadership roles in global human rights and health policy communications respectively for the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he directed national campaigns to expand health coverage for low-income Americans and enroll children in state health coverage programs.
Earlier in his career, Stuart produced documentaries for PBS, covered health care and other domestic issues as a reporter for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and managed the TV interview operation for the Clinton White House, determining who would represent the administration on television broadcasts.
Among many honors, Stuart was named PR News’s Non-Profit PR Professional of the Year, a Health Policy Media Fellow of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and a Grand Winner of the David Ogilvy Award of the Advertising Research Foundation.
Stuart earned a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University.