Karen Brevard Stewart is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service.
Her previous post was as the Political Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A native of Florida, Ambassador Stewart joined the Foreign Service as an economic officer in 1977. She has served overseas in Bangkok and Udorn, Thailand; Colombo, Sri Lank; Islamabad, Pakistan; and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Vientiane, Laos and in Mink, Belarus. She has served as Ambassador to Belarus and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.