Kyra M. Stewart

TBM Team Lead, Office of Government-wide Policy
General Services Administration

Kyra M. Stewart serves as the Team Lead for the Technology Business Management (TBM) Program Management Office (PMO) at the General Services Administration. In this role, she supports TBM Implementation across the Federal government. With more than $90 billion spent on Federal IT each year, her work is integral to increasing cost transparency and enabling better data-driven decision making. As part of GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, the TBM PMO partners with OMB to identify best practices, understand agency needs, and establish related guidance and policy. Ms. Stewart originally came to GSA when she was selected as 1 of 14 White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) Fellows in 2017. As a Fellow, Kyra staffed the Federal IT Spending Transparency Cross-Agency Performance (CAP) Goal team, part of the President’s Management Agenda.

Ms. Stewart was selected for WHLDP by the Department of Transportation where she served as the Director of Innovation and led the IdeaHub Program, an on-line ideation platform. Using IdeaHub, DOT’s 55k employees propose process improvements. As an enterprise-level program, IdeaHub is the largest ideation platform in the Federal sector. The program has been credited with positioning DOT as a Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, an assessment performed by the Partnership for Public Service. Additionally, IdeaHub was recognized as a Top 25 innovation in government by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Previously at DOT, Kyra worked with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Initially hired as an Economist, she supported the development of cost-benefit analyses. Later, she went on to lead the $40M Hazardous Materials Grants Programs as the Acting Chief. There, she monitored the efficiency of the grant program policies and processes, oversaw budget formulation, IT systems, and federal and contract personnel. Kyra worked directly with grantees nationwide, and represented the agency in the Federal grant-making community. Ms. Stewart was also appointed to the role of Ombudsperson by the PHMSA Administrator and advised leadership on issues related to employee engagement and high-performing organizations. She was also a member of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen.

Prior to her work in the Federal sector, Ms. Stewart was a Senior Consultant with the Strategy, Finance and Economic Solutions division of Arthur Andersen, LLP. There, Kyra performed cost-benefit analyses for Fortune 500 companies, assisting in valuations, market research and the development of evidentiary portfolios.

Ms. Stewart holds a Master of Public Administration from American University’s Key Executive program and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia. She was an INROADS scholar. Kyra lives in Washington, DC with her husband, son, daughter, and two dogs.