Dee Stewart is President of the Center for Innovation and Free Enterprise (CIFE). A respected and well-connected leader, articulate communicator, and experienced strategist, Stewart has been in the arena, fighting for common sense public policy for three decades.
As the Founder and President of CIFE, Stewart leads the way for conservatives on a myriad of issues important to America’s competitiveness and prosperity, including vital matters such as intellectual property protection, healthcare policy, prescription drug availability, antitrust litigation, tax policy, international relations, and trade policy, among others.
Stewart’s professional career also includes stints as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) and Chief of Staff to Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC).
As Executive Director of RPI, he managed and coordinated the 1999 Iowa Straw Poll, which was the best-attended paid political event in American history, drawing over 40,000 attendees. The event grossed over $1 million for RPI, a record at that time for any political fundraiser in Iowa’s history. In addition, he oversaw the 2000 Iowa Caucuses, which were attended by more than 88,000 Republicans at 2,131 precincts.
As a campaign strategist, Stewart has helped elect more than 100 conservatives to public office. In 2005, Stewart guided then 29 year old State Representative Patrick McHenry to the greatest upset campaign victory in modern North Carolina history, when McHenry was elected to U.S. Congress. Stewart still serves as the Senior Political Advisor to Congressman McHenry, who now Chairs the U.S House Financial Services Committee.
Stewart also served as the Senior Political Advisor to Richard Hudson’s initial 2012 campaign for Congress. Congressman Hudson was elected that year, and has been serving in Congress since then. Hudson now serves as Chair of the powerful Republican Congressional Campaign Committee.
Stewart was named a Rising Star for 2008 by Campaigns & Elections Politics magazine and was a lecturer at the Civitas Institute’s School of Practical Politics. He also received the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the State of North Carolina in 2016.
Stewart holds a B.A. in Government and an MBA from Campbell University. He has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Today, CNN’s Inside Politics, MSNBC’s Equal Time, Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor and C-SPAN, and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Politico, National Journal, as well as on several national radio outlets.
Ginevra Joyce-Myers serves as Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Free Enterprise (CIFE). In this role, Joyce-Myers oversees and manages all advocacy efforts and education campaigns as it relates to media.
Joyce-Myers’ areas of expertise include strategic planning, copywriting, design and social media. Attention to detail and a consistent commitment to achieving excellent outcomes makes Joyce-Myers a strong leader in intellectual property protection.
With a B.A. in Criminology and a minor in Political Science from North Carolina State University, Joyce-Myers has always had a passion for politics and the law. Five years with CIFE has afforded her valuable experience in patent protection and fighting for strong intellectual property laws.
In her free time, Joyce-Myers enjoys cooking and is a health and fitness enthusiast.