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Bryan K. Stephens
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Bryan K. Stephens
Bryan K. Stephens is President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber.

Mr. Stephens returned to Hampton Roads in 2013 with extensive leadership and business experience having most recently served as President & CEO of Kalmar LLC in San Antonio, Texas; a $250M/year major manufacturer of material handling equipment.  As President & CEO Mr. Stephens led the entire spectrum of research and development, product improvement, marketing, sales, supply chain management, production, quality control, distribution, and aftermarket parts, servicing and maintenance of Kalmar’s products worldwide. 

Prior to Kalmar, Mr. Stephens served as Vice President of Military Programs for Allison Transmission, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana; the largest manufacturer of military transmissions in the world.  Before leaving Hampton Roads, Mr. Stephens served as a Senior Account for SAIC in Suffolk, Virginia where he supported USJFCOM and U.S. Army TRADOC. 

Mr. Stephens, a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, served in a variety of progressive leadership roles over a distinguished 28-year career.  His last assignments included Infantry Brigade Commander and Division Chief of Staff for the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Chief of Operations and Chief of Staff at the Joint Warfighting Center, USJFCOM in Suffolk, Virginia.  His military qualifications include Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder, Air Assault and Joint Staff Officer.

Coming from a military family, Mr. Stephens is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Political Science.  He also received a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

Posts by Bryan K. Stephens
PRO Act Would Hurt Virginia Jobs, Economic Development
By Bryan K. Stephens Hampton Roads Chamber Of Commerce
Time For Virginia To Reject The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
By Bryan K. Stephens Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Bob McKenna Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
A Call to Arms – Our 757 Recovery & Resilience Action Framework Needs You!
Hampton Roads Chamber Chats - 757 Recovery and Resilience Action Framework Overview
In this episode, Bryan K. Stephens and John Martin discuss the new 757 Recovery and Resilience Action Framework.
Hampton Roads Chamber Chats, Small Business Development
In this episode of Hampton Roads Chamber Chats, Bryan K. Stephens sits down with Jim Carroll, Vice President of Small Business, and Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center. They discuss the benefits of working with the Small Business Development Center and how they can help navigate the economics of COVID-19.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Ronnie Parker
On February 10th, Hampton Roads Chamber President, Bryan K. Stephens, sat down with Ronnie Parker, the Chamber's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Officer, to discuss Black History Month, and how businesses need DE&I initiatives to be successful.
A Case for Faith, Now More than Ever
Hampton Roads Chamber Chats - RVA757 Connects with guest, John Martin.
In this episode, John Martin, CEO and Managing Partner of SIR, speaks with Bryan K. Stephens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber, on RVA757 Connects and the future of forming a megaregion.
Hampton Roads Chamber Chats Premiere!
Bryan Stephens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber, sat down with the 2021 Chairman of the Hampton Roads Chamber Regional Board, Steve Romine for the first chat. They discussed the Chamber’s strategic initiatives and goals for 2021.
Veterans Day 2020
This Veterans Day, we urge you to pause to recognize the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. And then truly honor our nation’s veterans by hiring them.
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