Ralph Stephenson is a Co-founder
(with Bob Pugh) of Prince William
Citizens for Balanced Growth. PWCBG originated during the proposed Brentswood residential
development/rezoning in 2005-06. PWCBG remains active, seeking to ensure that
county policies balance residential growth with traffic, school, tax, economic,
and quality-of-life issues.
Mr. Stephenson has been married to Kathyrn Mary for
over 27 years. The Stephenson’s have been residents of northern Virginia since
the early 1980s and settled in PW County (Braemar) in 2000. They have
three children, all of whom graduated from Marsteller Middle School and
Brentsville High School.
Mr. Stephenson served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, and currently
serves as membership and financial officer for a local Chinese-language
Mr. Stephenson has both a BA in communications/journalism and an MBA in Finance
from Brigham Young University. He served
with the Foreign Broadcast Information Service for 10 years as an editor and
manager in Thailand, Japan and South Korea.
He currently serves as a strategic planner/financial officer in the US
Mr. Stephenson’s avocations include history, the arts and culture, gardening,
and water and other outdoor sports. He and his wife love their community and
intend to retire here, so are much vested in its long-term future.