Alexander (Sandy) Stuart is the President of North Star Investments, a Lake Forest, Illinois-based investment firm responsible for identifying and managing a wide variety of assets for family clients. Prior to assuming this role, Sandy was the President and CEO of Conway Farms, a 500 acre golf course, residential and commercial project.
Before assuming those duties in Lake Forest, Sandy was involved in the oil and gas business in Houston, most significantly as a long-time partner and current board member of Black Stone Minerals, an independent exploration and minerals management company.
Active in civic matters, Sandy is the past president of Lake Forest Country Day School and spent twelve years on the board of Chicago Public Media, the last two as chair. He is a trustee of Northwestern/Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest College, and the St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware. In 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner nominated him as a Trustee for the Teachers’ Retirement System, a public pension benefiting Illinois teachers.
Sandy is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B. 1972) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A. 1975). He is married to the former Robin Peake. They have two children—Annie and Douglas ’09—and live in Lake Forest, Illinois.