Director - Government Solutions Business Unit, KBR
Lieutenant Colonel Steven Francis has more than 23 years of combined military service. His service time in the Army includes: six years of command experience as the Commandant for the 87th Regional Support Group and the HHC Commander for the Army Reserve Sustainment Command; four years as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for Region IV REPLO; and multiple assignments as a Staff Environmental Science Officer. Additionally, he served as a Pollution Investigator and Designated Federal On-scene for the US Coast Guard. In 2020, Lieutenant Colonel Francis was deployed for two months in support of the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, Jacobi Hospital where he supported staff in the treatment of over 50 critically ill COVID-19 positive patients during the pandemic response.
Mr. Francis currently serves as the Director of Business Development for KBR Government Solutions. His responsibilities include: In this role, he manages a team of Business Development Managers with overall responsibility for research and analysis and development of business opportunities, consistent with the organization's long range and strategic plans. Additionally, he leads the development, implementation, and execution of capture strategies and evaluates projects through financial feasibility studies, market research, and planning. Mr. Francis is also responsible for maintaining relationships with existing clients and developing new client contacts, typically up to a General Officer/Manager level. He serves as a liaison with KBR counterparts on cross-business unit opportunities and develops Strategic Partnerships by networking the KBR business enterprise through partnerships, alliances and advocates by coordinating teaming agreements, joint ventures agreements and pursuit agreements.
Prior to his work with KBR, Mr. Francis served as the Department of the Army Civilian, Environmental Division Chief for the 81st Regional Support Command. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing and implementing the Army Environmental program for 239 facilities and more than 29,000 soldiers located throughout the eight states of the Southeast. This included development of policies and procedures to ensure that USAR facilities and personnel complied with all state, federal, local, and army regulations.