Chris Stephan joined Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in 2005 as a support engineer for the operations department. His prior experience includes various roles in public utilities and private sector consultant companies. Stephan holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia.
His career has spanned more than 20 years, all within the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a focus on environmental engineering, public utilities management, GIS, and technology deployment. He is a registered professional engineer and has been active with numerous professional associations throughout his career.
In his tenure at HRSD, Stephan has led initial response efforts to various state and federal enforcement actions and spearheaded the mobile deployment of GIS in the operations department. He currently manages the Small Communities and North Shore Interceptor Operations divisions. His current focus is on Small Communities treatment systems, smart sewer initiatives, and the deployment of HRSD's new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
Outside of work, Stephan is active in community organizations and youth sports programs.