Chief Executive Officer
Recently named by Orlando Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in the region and a “Game Changer” by the Orlando Business Journal, Chester N. Kennedy continues to exercise his passion for technology and his love for the Central Florida region through his leadership of BRIDG.
As BRIDG Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy expands on his 35 years of aerospace and commercial electronics industries experience through
Prior to joining BRIDG, Kennedy operated a national consulting company focused on helping organizations understand the opportunities and possible disruptive threats that the accelerating pace of technology evolution presents
During his diverse three-decade tenure at Lockheed Martin, Kennedy worked every phase of the program life cycle – from concept development though capture, development
In addition to his passion for the region and the transformative power of technology to improve lives, Kennedy is a huge advocate for STEM-based education. His commitment is proven through his engagement on numerous boards and his sincere desire to create opportunities for others.
Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Kennedy loves spending time both on the water and in the air. He is a dedicated general aviation pilot and a lifelong student of the intersections of technology, business growth, and economic impact.