G. Stewart Mathison '74, Scroll #515, has been involved in marketing communications and related fields since his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 1976. He has worked with and for several advertising agencies in Madison, Chicago,and Green Bay, and was advertising manager for a music publisher and software company in the Milwaukee area. Stewart began running his own marketing consulting business in 1990, through which he provides services to companies across a wide range of industries. He has also functioned as the de facto marketing director for Baha’i Publishing since 2011.
Stewart lectured for two years in the business department at St. Norbert College where he taught marketing, marketing research, and sales development. There, he developed a cooperative education program for seniors and was a member of the Student Life department staff as a residence hall director. He also served as co-administrator and consultant to the U.S. Office of the Volunteer Missionary Movement for 13 years.
Outside of his business interests, Stewart has completed a certificate program in Foundations of Contemplative Care through the New York Zen Center and currently serves as an associate chaplain for a local cancer and infusion center facility in Sonora, CA. He is the chair of the Prayer and Worship Committee at his local Catholic Parish, was previously the treasurer of Baha’i Faith communities in Lake Geneva and Sonora, CA, and was co-organizer of an annual memorial charity golf tournament in Lake Geneva, CA. He was able to raise tens of thousands of dollars for an animal shelter in Walworth County, WI through this event and received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his efforts.
Stewart was incredibly involved in the chapter during his time in the brotherhood. Receiving the Honor Histor and TKE Grand Prytanis Key Leader awards, he also wrote the “Visitor’s Guide to Lake Geneva” for the 1975 Conclave. As an alumnus, he’s just as involved. His achievements and roles include: chapter advisor for the Lambda chapter, receiving the Certified Fraternity Consultant designation, attending the 1987 Conclave in Washington, D.C., serving as District Vice President from 1992-1999, presenting workshops at the Regional Leadership Conference, starting a TKE colony (now Sigma Xi chapter) at St. Norbert College where he is also an honorary member, contributing to the TKE Foundation for 43 consecutive years, and earning 45 out of the 281 ‘My TKE Experience’ badges.