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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
Offshore wind is good for the country and Hampton Roads
If the U.S. and the Hampton Roads region want to remain globally competitive, we must look at the benefits of generating emissions-free energy. Offshore wind technology allows our nation to become competitive in the energy sector and could be a boon to the Hampton Roads economy.
The new localism and lessons for Hampton Roads
We have long talked about the issues and challenges our region has faced.
Collaboration in Action a Success Story to Model from Pittsburgh
There was no single word repeated more often by Pittsburgh leaders than ‘collaboration.’ Pittsburgh’s recovery and growth has captured national attention and while elected officials and county executives do not hesitate in saying this “overnight success, was 30 years in the making,” they also look to each other for the credit of their success.
Making a business imperative for diversity and inclusion
The Hampton Roads Chamber is laser-focused on diversity for 2018. We’ve already hosted an inaugural diversity forum and had a successful start to the 2018 Glass series, which focuses on women in business.
Hampton Roads business leaders need to shape
Transportation Funding is Critical to Our Region
Do We Need a New Culture?
A business case for diversity
Hampton Roads Chamber Means Business for Veterans
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