A native of Houston and Stratford High product, Stewart came to Houston after a lengthy career at Texas A&M. Most recently, he served as director of marketing for the last two years and worked as the director of in-game marketing from 2004 to 2008.
In those roles, he oversaw the direction and implementation of the 12th Man Team Rewards Program, a fan loyalty program that broke attendance records for all sports offered at Texas A&M and served as a model for numerous schools across the nation.
Stewart also coordinated the efforts of the 2007 and 2008 Breast Cancer Awareness Games, which raised more than $35,000 at a single women's basketball game each year.
From 1999 to 2004, he worked as the Aggies' promotions and game operations coordinator, implementing promotions for football, soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball and men's and women's tennis.
During his career in College Station, Stewart served as the marketing coordinator for several national events, including the Women's College Cup, NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Championships, NCAA Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships and the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
"Rob led the marketing efforts of some of the nation's premier collegiate events at Texas A&M, and we are excited about the knowledge and experience he will bring to our Marketing, Promotions and Sales Office," Rhoades said. "As we look to enhance the game-day experience for fans at all of our events, Rob and his staff will play a key role in its continued development."
He also served as a site representative at the 2008 and 2009 NITs and was a member of the Game Management and "Final Four Friday" Organizing Committee at the 2008 NCAA Basketball Final Four.
Stewart earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology with specialization in sport management from Texas A&M in 1997. Two years later, he added his master's degree in kinesiology with specialization in sport management.