KURT A. STEWARD is vice president, Infor Public Sector, where he focuses on strategic market analyses, go-to-market plan development, product enhancement, and expansion opportunities. He has over ten years of diverse experience in local government, including serving as the chief financial officer for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, where he was responsible for the planning, direction, and executive management of the Financial Services Bureau of the department. His previous roles also include serving as a police officer, and managing a citywide operations budget. He has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Ball State University and master of public administration and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas at Dallas.