Richard Stephens, a native of Madison, W.Va., is a 1987 graduate of West Virginia University where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is the owner/operator of Stephens Auto Center, a Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep dealership near Madison. After graduation from WVU, he worked for Chrysler Credit and held numerous positions before returning to Madison in 1988 to work with his father at the family-owned business, before assuming the role as Dealer Principal. Mr. Stephens was the West Virginia nominee for the 2002 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award and the recipient of the 2003 Northwood University Automobile Dealer Education Award. Stephens Auto Center also has been honored with the 1993 Ford Credit Partners in Quality Award, and the 1996, 2001, and 2009 Ford President’s Award. Richard maintains a strong commitment to West Virginia University. He is a proud member of the WVU Wheels Club and a life member of the WVU Alumni Association. He also served as president of the Boone County & Friends Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association for two years.