Partner Emeritus

Firm Compliance Practice Leader

Stewart has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1987. He graduated from Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College) in 1990 and was certified by the Oregon State Board of Accountancy in 1993. Stewart began working for Michael L. Piels CPAs, LLP in 1990. Stewart is currently licensed as a CPA in both Oregon and California and is a licensed Municipal Auditor in Oregon. He is the Chairman of the Peer Review Committee for the Oregon Society of CPAs and has also served on the Oregon Board of Accountancy Code of Professional Conduct Committee.  He is currently a member of the AIPCA Not-for-Profit Section; the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center; and the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

In 1997, Stewart became a partner in the firm with a focus in audit, accounting and tax services for state and local governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, and commercial business entities. He is also qualified to perform peer review engagements in accordance with the standards established by the Peer Review Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Stewart’s previous business experiences include eight years as a licensed journeyman electrician in the construction industry and three years in the U.S. Army.

Stewart’s community involvement includes having served as an Officer of the Medford Jaycee’s as treasurer and board member. Currently he serves on the Finance Committee, and as a Board member of the United Way of Jackson County.