Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, LEED® AP

Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, LEED® AP
President 2011–12

Christopher M. Stone, P.E.Christopher M. Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, from Norfolk, Virginia, was the 2011–12 President of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). 

Active in NSPE since 1989, Mr. Stone's service has included membership on the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee, the Membership Committee, and Metrics Oversight Task Force, to name a few. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance & Audit Committee, and House of Delegates.

He has served as president of both the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and the Tidewater Chapter of VSPE. He was named Virginia Engineer of the Year in 1997 by the VSPE and Young Engineer of the Year in 1992 by the Tidewater Chapter. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Institute of Steel Construction. In his community, he is involved with Leadership Hampton Roads and has served on the Board of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. He has also volunteered as a structures specialist with FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue.

Mr. Stone is a structural engineer with over 30 years experience in the design and management of public, private, and commercial projects. He is president of Clark Nexsen, PC, one of Virginia's largest full service, international architecture, engineering, and interior design firms with a staff of over 500 architects and engineers. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, Clark Nexsen is one of the nation's top 500 architecture and engineering design firms.

In his spare time Mr. Stone has spoken to area high school students about the profession of architecture and engineering and has volunteered as an engineering advisor to local area high schools for programs such as the National Engineering Design Challenge. He has volunteered at the state level of MATHCOUNTS and organized and chaired the Tidewater Chapter of the National Bridge Design Challenge. During his tenure as VSPE President, he visited all the engineering colleges and universities in Virginia, speaking to students on the importance of licensure. 

Mr. Stone received his BS in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and an MS in civil engineering from the University of Virginia. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer in 25 states and has attained LEED® AP certification, the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.