Mr. Alexander D. Stuart is President at North Star Investments and Independent Director at Black Stone Minerals LP. Alexander “Sandy” Stuart is a fourth-generation scion of the family that founded Quaker Oats Co. Mr. Stuart is the son of Robert Stuart Jr., Quaker's former chairman and CEO and a longtime GOP fundraiser at the state and national levels; he also was ambassador to Norway during the Reagan administration. He is on the Board of Directors at Black Stone Minerals GP LLC, Lake Forest College, St. Andrew's School, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Black Stone Minerals LP. Mr. Stuart also served on the board at Black Stone Natural Resources LLC. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.