Q/A: Following A Brief Time Out, Stewart Is Eager To Get Back In The PR Game

Kirk Stewart, who this week resigned as VP of corporate communications at Nike Inc., the $12.3 billion sports and fitness company based in Beaverton, OR, loves to spin - a basketball, that is. An huge sports enthusiast, Stewart played three years of varsity hoops at USC.
And although the National Basketball Association didn't beckon, since graduating, Stewart has climbed to the top of the PR game. Before joining Nike in 1997, Stewart spent 16 years at PR powerhouse Manning, Selvage & Lee (and was chairman and CEO for the last
four years of his tenure). He's a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a trustee of the Institute for Public Relations, and he is also involved with The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College. Not one for hanging at the beach, Stewart already is mulling job offers
from the corporate and agency sides, saying he anticipates landing his next gig pretty soon. Meantime, PR News spoke with him about some of the PR profession's front-burner issues.