Chief Executive Officer

Virginia Beach, VA


Chris Stone’s leadership is distinguished by his belief that our industry can make a transformative difference in the world and his deep commitment to involvement within our communities. As CEO, Chris is integrally involved in advancing the firm’s reputation as well as providing executive leadership and managing firm growth. He brings hands-on experience to this leadership position, having begun his career as a structural engineer and project manager for a wide variety of project types ranging from academic, to military, to commercial and cultural.

Chris has held many leadership roles in professional and community organizations, including serving as a board member for MATHCOUNTS, the 2011-2012 national president for the National Society of Professional Engineers, the 2012-2013 Chair for the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services. He has also served as president of the Virginia Beach Central Business District Association and as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Industry Leaders Council. In 2018, he was reappointed to serve another four year term on the Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA) Board by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Chris is part of Clark Nexsen’s senior management team, which includes our executive suite and 14 member board.

A graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Chris also went on to earn a Master of Science from the University of Virginia. He and his wife make their home on the beach, where they enjoy staying active, cooking together, and taking on new adventures.