Dr. 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 fifteen years of experience in state and 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 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.