Patrick E. Stewart is the Executive Director of Words Alive, a local non-profit specializing in the development of literacy enhancement programs for large education partners. Prior to this, Patrick has been the Producing Artistic Director for Sushi Performance & Visual Arts, the Executive Director for the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC, and the Managing Director for the theatre and performance programs for the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. In addition to his managerial roles at arts and culture organizations, Patrick has maintained a prolific career as a presenter, producer and director of performing and visual art. A specialist in new work and contemporary art, Patrick has led the presentation of regional and world premiers, as well as a rich history of presenting international artists and art work. Patrick has represented the United States through a shared cultural exchange program in Australia with the Australian Embassy, is a current committee member for Space 4 Art’s programs, sits on the board of directors of Rebuild Global, and will be curating the central art exhibits for the San Diego International Auto Show 2011.