Kandace Stewart is currently the Sr. Director of External Affairs and Business Operations for the Memphis Grizzlies where she works directly with the Team President and Ownership to handle the ever changing needs of the organization. She works with different departments to help build and foster strategic relationships with key business, political and community stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Kandace was an Associate Attorney at Evans Petree, PC, where she was a member of the Insolvency and Litigation Groups. She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. During her time as a practicing attorney, Kandace was active with the Memphis Bar Association as a member of the Inaugural Class of the Leadership Forum, a Bankruptcy Section Board Member and a Committee Member for the Student Legal Internship Program.
A lifelong Memphian, Kandace graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2000, and earned her JD/MBA from the University in 2003. She graduated from the New Memphis Institute Fellows Program in Spring 2015 and was named to Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 in 2017. A graduate of Leadership Memphis Executive program in 2020, she currently serves on their Board of Directors as Secretary of the Board. She is on the Board for Girls Inc. Memphis, is an Advisory Board Member for Facing History and Ourselves, was appointed by Lt. Governor McNally to serve on the Sports Wagering Advisory Council for the State of Tennessee and was recently appointed by Mayor Jim Strickland to the Community Redevelopment Agency Board.