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Senior Vice President, Business Development

Steve Kalan has been a consultant and trusted advisor as a business development professional focused on sensitive and strategic boardroom issues for 18 years. He has worked with public, private, and nonprofit organizations, and scores of global professional services firms that support board and C-suite needs.

Throughout his career, Steve has translated his clients’ needs related to risk oversight, strategic communications, board assessment and improvement, cyber strategy and more into tailored solutions for board development activities across many industries. At LEVICK his straightforward approach to a needs analysis discussion helps him quickly draw conclusions with his clients regarding their needs and LEVICK’s resources. 


Prior to LEVICK, Steve built and managed the board services business development team at the National Association of Corporate Directors.  He worked closely with the member companies, developing customized solutions across numerous industries like healthcare, energy and utilities, technology, financial services, retail, manufacturing, defense and more.   

In his early days at NACD, Steve developed customized communications plans for global professional services firms based on their marketplace objectives.  Two programs he started remain in place for the benefit of thousands of NACD members: the online, short video series BoardVision, which often featured him interviewing his clients on important boardroom matters; and annual publication of white papers on important boardroom topics based on peer exchange luncheons as moderated by Steve Kalan and others at NACD.

His work with board chairs, CEOs, Generals Counsel, and other company leaders has resulted in a large group of business leaders who trust in his pragmatic approach to their sometimes urgent but always important business needs. 

Bachelor of Science
University of Virginia

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