Dan H. Stewart is a third generation Nevadan with roots that run deep in his state and in his community. He graduated from Western High School and entered Brigham Young University in 1971. After a year, he served a two-year mission for his church in Korea and then returned to BYU. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1978, and then proceeded to Stanford, graduating in 1979 with a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management. Dan later completed Harvard University’s exclusive Executive Education Advanced Management Development Program.
In 1979, Dan, his wife Mary, and their small family moved to Green Valley in Henderson as one of the first families in the new master-planned community. He worked for the family-owned construction company, Nevada Rock & Sand Company and worked his way through the ranks to eventually run the heavy-construction company. In 1988 Dan left that business to run Industrial Construction and Bonanza Materials, both located in Henderson.
In 1994, Dan became president and CEO of Basic Management Inc., the parent and holding company of Basic Water Company, Basic Power Company, Basic Remediation Company, Basic Environmental Company and the LandWell Company. As president, Dan oversaw daily operations for each of these companies, all of which were critical to growth in Henderson, with regard to land development, water delivery, power distribution and switching, and remediation of environmentally challenged property.
After a decade with the LandWell Company and BMI, Dan went to work for American Nevada Corporation in 2004 where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating and consummating transactions to expand the American Nevada Corporation commercial portfolio, as well as managing the conversion and sale of the condominiums in The District in Green Valley.
In 2005, Dan went into business for himself and continues to be involved in various companies he owns or is a partial owner of, including Valley Construction Company (VCC) and DM Stewart Investments.
Today he serves as Vice President of Development for Gardner Company, overseeing development projects in the state of Nevada. Their first project being the UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park located in the southeast part of the valley.
Dan is a registered professional engineer in Nevada with his license currently on inactive status, and he is a licensed real estate broker and property manager in Nevada. Dan has served as the vice chairman of the Henderson Planning Commission and board member for the Nevada State Commission on Ethics. Dan currently serves as a commissioner for the Colorado River Commission and is the current chairman for Nevada State College Foundation Board. He was a co-founder in 1998 of Valley Bank of Nevada, which merged into Community Bank of Nevada, both publicly traded companies, and he continued as a director. Dan served as a trustee on the St. Rose Hospital Foundation Board for 10 years. He has recently finished a three-year stint as district committee chairman of Henderson’s Eldorado District of the Boy Scouts of America. Dan was appointed to the Henderson City Council in January 2017, representing Ward IV. He is the current chairman for the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, vice chairman for the Clark County Debt Management Commission and board member of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Coalition.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys golf, working out, family, and church, and he hopes to resume flying as a pilot soon.