Steven Kempa

Project Leader

Steven Kempa, MBA, is a former CH-53E Helicopter Pilot who served 10 years in the US Marine Corps. Originally from Haddonfield, NJ, Steven attended the US Naval Academy and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. After being stationed in San Diego, Steven decided to pursue his MBA at UC San Diego where he was appointed his Class Leader and earned a Marketing Certification. Steven has also earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, has a Private & Commercial Pilot’s License, as well as a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In his spare time, Steven loves to watch and train Mixed Martial Arts with his high school sweetheart, Amanda and spend time with their German Shepherd.



  • M.B.A.,Masters of Business Administration – University of California, San Diego
  • B.S., Engineering – United States Naval Academy


  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Aviation Safety Officer
  • United States Marine Corps Aircraft Commander
  • Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Pilot
  • Federal Aviation Administration Private Aircraft Pilot


  • Sonz Youth Mentor
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