March 19, 2015

About Us

VSPE

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) was established in 1934 to realize a simple but vital goal: create an inclusivenontechnical organization dedicated to the interests of licensed professional engineers, regardless of practice area, that would protect engineers (and the public) from unqualified practitioners, build public recognition for the profession, and stand against unethical practices and inadequate compensation.  The Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE) was established in 1936 to facilitate that goal on a statewide level.

2019-20 VSPE Board of Directors

Richard S. Tyler, P.E., MBA (President)
Chief Engineer and Capital Improvements Business Line Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic
Richard S. Tyler has been elected President of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He is Chief Engineer and Capital Improvements Business Line Manager Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic.

Thomas G. Conway, P.E. (Vice President/Finance Committee Chair)
President, Conway Diversified Services
Thomas G. Conway has been elected Vice President and serves as Finance Committee Chair of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, trustee of the VSPE Educational Fund and trustee of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. He is President of Conway Diversified Services providing consulting services across a wide range of areas such as Program Management, Sensors, Federal Acquisition and Professional Engineering services.

Gerald O. Davis, P.E. (Treasurer)
President, Davis Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Inc.
Gerald O. Davis has been elected treasurer of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He is President of Davis Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Inc. providing professional forensic engineering services related to materials usage, corrosion, metallurgy, mechanical design, & root-cause failure analysis.

Rebecca L. Golden, P.E. (Chief Finance Officer/NSPE State Society Executive Council Representative, Virginia)
Rebecca L. Golden has been elected Chief Finance Officer of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Secretary / Treasurer of the VSPE Educational Fund and Treasurer of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. She is the Safety Circuit Rider for the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies, providing in-classroom safety training; one-on-one technical assistance; and grant and proposal development and support.

William Channing Blackwell, P.E. (Director)
President, Blackwell Engineering
William Channing Blackwell has been elected director & Virginia Department of Health Sewage Handling and Disposal Advisory Committee Representative of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He is President of Blackwell Engineering in Gainesville, VA, a full service civil, structural, surveying, and environmental design consulting group.

Georg W. Dahl, P.E. (Director)
Georg W. Dahl has been elected director and APELSCIDLA representative of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and trustee for the VSPE Educational Fund. He is recently retired from Mid-Atlantic Naval Facilities Engineering Command where managed Design-Build Projects and served on selection committees for evaluation of D-B projects.

Michael A. Lo Presti, P.E., CSDP (Director)
President & Managing Principal, Presti & Company, Inc.
Michael A. Lo Presti has been elected director of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He is President & Managing Principal for Presti & Company, Inc. providing high-quality, innovative, and accurate mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction management services, construction inspection, owner representation and legal expert witness testimony.

Peter M. Skaredoff, P.E. (Director & Tidewater VSPE Treasurer)
National Energy Solutions Development Consultant, Johnson Controls
Peter M. Skaredoff has been elected director of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and treasurer of the VSPE Tidewater Chapter.  He is a Project Development Consultant for Johnson Controls Advanced Solution Development assisting in the development of performance contracts with central plants or combined heating and power, and he also performs risk reviews on the technical and contractual aspects of performance contracts in North America.

Neal T. Wright, PE, PMP (NSPE House of Delegates Representative, Virginia)
Associate - Federal Programs, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP
Neal T. Wright has been elected NSPE House of Delegates Representative for the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers. He is Associate - Federal Programs for Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP.

VSPE Educational Fund

The VSPE Educational Fund was stablished by the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers as a nonprofit charitable foundation to support the goals and ideals of the professional engineers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VSPE Educational Fund manages MATHCOUNTS as well as EIT and PE licensure reimbursements.

The VSPE Educational Fund Trustees

Raymond F. Powell, P.E., CPE (President) - Deceased
Raymond F. Powell has been elected president of the VSPE Educational Fund. He provides project management and civil engineering consulting services in the Woodstock Virginia area, and has spearheaded a group of professionals who conduct test competitions each year in Virginia’s Northern Virginia area called Mathcounts.

Rebecca L. Golden, P.E. (Secretary/Treasurer)
Rebecca L. Golden has been elected Chief Finance Officer of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Secretary / Treasurer of the VSPE Educational Fund and Treasurer of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. She is the Safety Circuit Rider for the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies, providing in-classroom safety training; one-on-one technical assistance; and grant and proposal development and support.

Georg W. Dahl, P.E. (Trustee)
Georg W. Dahl has been elected director and APELSCIDLA representative of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers and trustee for the VSPE Educational Fund. He is recently retired from Mid-Atlantic Naval Facilities Engineering Command where managed Design-Build Projects and served on selection committees for evaluation of D-B projects.

Thomas G. Conway, P.E. (Trustee)
Thomas G. Conway has been elected Finance Committee Chair of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, trustee of the VSPE Educational Fund and trustee of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. He is President of Conway Diversified Services providing consulting services across a wide range of areas such as Program Management, Sensors, Federal Acquisition and Professional Engineering services.

Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee

VEPAC (Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee) is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit political action committee (PAC) created by the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE). The primary purpose of VEPAC is to support political campaigns and candidates who fairly and adequately embrace positions that foster a healthy engineering community in the Commonwealth. If you are interested in learning more or would like to support VEPAC, please email usfor additional information.

VEPAC Trustees

David Warriner, P.E. (Chair)
Dam Rehabilitation Engineer, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
David Warriner has been elected Chair of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. He is a Dam Rehabilitation Engineer for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Rebecca L. Golden, P.E. (Treasurer)
Rebecca L. Golden has been elected Chief Finance Officer of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Secretary / Treasurer of the VSPE Educational Fund and Treasurer of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. She is the Safety Circuit Rider for the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies, providing in-classroom safety training; one-on-one technical assistance; and grant and proposal development and support.

James L. Kelly, P.E. (Trustee)
Supervisor, Northrup Grumman Newport News
James L. Kelly has been elected trustee of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. He is a Supervisor Northrup Grumman Newport News and sits on the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects.

Thomas G. Conway, P.E. (Trustee)
Thomas G. Conway has been elected Finance Committee Chair of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, trustee of the VSPE Educational Fund and trustee of the Virginia Engineers Political Action Committee. He is President of Conway Diversified Services providing consulting services across a wide range of areas such as Program Management, Sensors, Federal Acquisition and Professional Engineering services.