James T. Stephens
Stephens served as a lieutenant in the United States Army. He joined the family business, EBSCO Industries, where he served as President from 1970 to 2005. He served as its chairman from 2002 to 2017. 
Stephens previously served as the chairman of the boards of trustees of the Highlands School, the Altamont School, and Birmingham-Southern College. Additionally, he served as the chairman of the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
He donated US$2 million to the United Way of Central Alabama. He has endowed scholarships at Jefferson State Community College, Troy University, and Birmingham-Southern College. He has also made charitable contributions to the God's Outreach Center in Harpersville, Alabama as well as UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders.
With his father, Stephens donated US$2.5 million to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They also donated US$15 million for the construction of the Elton B. Stephens Science Center on the campus of Birmingham–Southern College.