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    Paul Stewart

    February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019

Paul Stewart

Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Immediately upon completing his undergraduate degree Paul began his career working for the City of
Chicago Department of Planning & Development as an Urban Planner, coordinating community and
business outreach initiatives for neighborhoods and major redevelopment projects throughout the city.
In 2004 Paul transitioned from the public sector to the private sector, as a community outreach and
public affairs consultant for a Chicago-based public affairs consulting firm. There Paul was responsible
for the implementation and success of numerous community outreach campaigns, including the $254
million Kennedy-King College Campus Construction Project on Chicago’s South side. As Managing
Partner of NuLife Consulting Group, Paul utilized his ability to work with community, civic, and corporate
institutions, along with his aptitude to create order in bureaucratic settings, to give a comprehensive
view of strategic planning and research, as well as a competitive edge to clients in the urban
marketplace. Returning to the public sector as a civilian member of the Chicago Police Department, Paul
managed projects and initiatives within the department to implement policy and training requirements
as outlined in the federal consent decree mandating specific reforms within the department.
Currently serving as Assistant Deputy Mayor in the office of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Paul coordinates all
policy development and implementation for the City’s roll out of legalized recreational cannabis sales
which commenced in January 2020. Organizing an effort that involves multiple city departments and
agencies, Paul is mandated with ensuring the development of all regulatory and enforcement polices, as
well as business development and public engagement activities necessary to introduce this new industry
into the Chicago market.