As self-appointed ambassador for America’s Magic City, Stewart Dansby celebrates our pride and our promis
Miss Simpson’s Nursery School, Highlands Day School, Mountain Brook Jr. High, The Lawrenceville School (NJ),
St. Andrews University (NC), and MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
HEAD CHEERLEADER FOR:
Birmingham. “My mother was passionate about this city which definitely filtered down to me.”
HOW DARE THEY?
“In New Jersey, I was shocked about how ignorant people were about the South—when they’d admit not knowing Birmingham, I’d say—and still do—”I’m so sorry—what have you done all your life for food, culture, art, music, fun and entertainment?!”
Major fundraising and personal investment in the McWane Science Center, Vulcan Park, Railroad Park, Lyric Theatre, Red Mountain Park and much more.
Grandfather Charles Stewart Mott, a founder of General Motors Corporation, established the philanthropic Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Dansby’s mother founded the Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust which serves Birmingham needs.
“For starters, Zagat rating us “THE Up and Coming Food City,” the Porsche Sport Driving Experience, more kidney transplants than anywhere else in the world (UAB), home to Food and Wine and other great titles, Red Mountain Park (nearly twice the size of Central Park), and Railroad Park beating out New York’s High Line Park as best new public space in the U.S.”
50 countries so far, and all 7 continents. “It reinforces my knowledge that we are the greatest country in the world.” Dansby is past chair of the Society of International Business Fellows which teaches leadership in Central Eurasia, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
PROMO ON THE GO
“When I worked for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, I would tuck Birmingham brochures in the in-flight magazines on planes when I flew—and watch people actually read them.”
ASK HIM ABOUT
Singing with Stevie Wonder, being on the Allman Brothers tour bus, entering Key West’s Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, Antarctica, and his audience with King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan.