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Bryan K. Stephens
President & CEO
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
Riding the Rail Toward a Stronger Economy
The Hampton Roads Chamber supports a balanced investment in the states transportation system that ensures the efficient and effective development of all modes of transportation infrastructure. This includes viable and transparent public-private partnerships, port infrastructure growth and expanded use of technology.
American Manufacturing Means Big Business in Hampton Roads
Op-Ed by Bryan Stephens, President of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Hampton Roads Needs to Pivot to the Positive
As we enjoy these long days of summer, perhaps its time to Pivot to the Positive and recognize (and celebrate) our wonderful assets here in Hampton Roads. We are truly blessed Americas First Region is Americas best region.
Retain and reform the Certificate of Public Need
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is laser-focused on creating the environment for businesses to succeed in our region.
The case for GO Virginia
WHILE THE NATIONS economy is rebounding from the recent recession, the economic recovery in Virginia and Hampton Roads, in particular has been sluggish.
Message from the President & CEO
The Workforce Retirement Gap
Message from the President & CEO
Your voice, your choice and the importance of your vote
Message from the President & CEO
There is a critical need for a sound veterans transition program.
Message from the President & CEO
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce sets the conditions that allows business to succeed. I'm convinced, more than ever, that no business has to go it alone. Together, we have an opportunity to achieve even greater success.
Message From the President & CEO
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce sets the conditions that allows business to succeed. I'm convinced, more than ever, that no business has to go it alone. Together, we have an opportunity to achieve even greater success.
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