Welcome to Affinity Public Affairs


We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships. By working together with clients, stakeholders, and communities, we amplify our impact and create synergies that drive positive change.


We are passionate advocates for the values we uphold. We leverage our expertise to champion causes that align with our mission, striving to be effective and influential voices for positive transformation.


We take responsibility for our actions and outcomes. By being accountable to our clients, partners, and the public, we ensure that our work has a meaningful and lasting impact.


At Affinity Public Affairs, we are dedicated to delivering for our clients, led by a commitment to values.

Our mission is clear, to empower clients to make informed decisions that foster inclusive and sustainable progress. Through collaboration and innovation, we strive to be the driving force behind meaningful and equitable outcomes.

We envision a society where informed and collaborative public engagement leads to positive and lasting change. Our vision is to be a trusted catalyst for shaping decisions and policies that reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of the communities we, and our clients, serve.

The word “affinity” implies a close connection or compatibility with various aspects of public affairs. It suggests a consultancy that specializes in navigating and managing various aspects of public affairs with a focus on connections, relationships, and a shared sense of compatibility. A public affairs consultancy that puts you, the client, first.

Ian K. Stewart, President Affinity Public Affairs

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill




Assisting clients mitigate risks and seize opportunities within the political and legislative landscape to protect and promote their interests.


Creating strategies for clients that fosters transparency, builds trust, and cultivates meaningful relationships between organizations and their stakeholders.


Helping clients build and manage coalitions that are essential in facilitating collaboration among diverse stakeholders, amplifying collective voices and enhancing advocacy efforts.


Helping clients develop strategic messaging that ensures clear and compelling communication, resonates with target audiences, and effectively conveys your values, objectives, and narratives.


Working with clients to develop an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy that helps align performance while enhancing reputation, attracting investors, and mitigating long-term risks.


Helping clients develop media relations strategies that effectively communicate their message across key stakeholders, ultimately bolstering reputation and achieving strategic objectives.

Ian Stewart and Affinity Public Affairs deliver results that matter.

Ian possesses the ability to draw upon a wide variety of capabilities, including government affairs, media relations, message development, etc., necessary to create and carry out effective public affairs campaigns.  His practical experience in weaving these different skill sets help deliver positive results.
Mark Nelson
Owner NSE Consulting
Ian’s ability to understand and identify a company’s needs related to ESG performance, including the identification of key performance indicators and sustainability trends, are vital in helping position them as a leader in ESG performance and sustainability. He can also link ESG performance to corporate strategy while demontrating strong communications skills while advocating before senior leadership, including Boards and C-Suite.  His public policy background also allows him to effectively link public policy with corporate sustainability initiatives. 
Sharon Tomkins