Stuart has a reputation for analyzing issues and creating appropriate marketing strategies. He is as
equally effective at representing major corporate interests before government bodies, as he is working with
corporate and professional service firms to grow their market share.
Prior to co-founding The Orbach Company, Stuart served as President and CEO of a major metropolitan
Chamber of Commerce where he spearheaded public affairs campaigns, often involving sensitive community
and government relations. An effective consensus builder, he played an instrumental role in:
- Preventing the closure of the Hollywood-Burbank Airport which involved a multi-faceted effort to transfer
airport ownership from the Lockheed Corporation to the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena under a specially created Joint Powers Authority.
- Allowing sensible growth for the entertainment industry which involved working closely with city leaders and the heads of major entertainment companies (Warner Bros., Columbia/Sony Pictures, NBC, and The Walt Disney Company) to adopt a land use plan for Burbank’s Media District that would accommodate studio expansion—yielding both corporate and community benefits.
He has served as California State Legislative Chair of the American Advertising Federation, and as board
member of The Advertising Club of Los Angeles. With an interest in law enforcement, Stuart has received a
Certificate of Completion from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Police Academy and served
on the Community Police Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Police Department.
He has received resolutions from the City of Burbank, the County of Los Angeles, the California Legislature,
and appears in the United States Congressional Record.
A graduate of California State University, Northridge he continued his post graduate studies in law and
education. His scholastic performance earned him induction as a life member to Kappa Delta Pi; the national
honor society in education. He holds a Real Estate Brokers license, and both secondary and college teaching