Mary Fran Kirchner
Mary Fran Kirchner, Director of The Stevenson Group, is a senior business development and international government relations executive. Mary Fran has successfully led new business initiatives for major defense contractors, small businesses and start-ups and is an expert at leading negotiations to successful resolutions, managing complex programs and building long term relationships. Her experience includes successfully leading a wide variety of U.S. Government and commercial initiatives concerning international trade, national security programs, engineering, professional services, information technology, telecommunications and satellite networks. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Promotion Services at the Commerce Department where she led trade missions, international trade shows and advocacy efforts to increase US exports globally. As a senior consultant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, she set policy for interoperable weapons and communications systems with our allies and coalition partners.