• Raymond A. DeStephen
    Elected as a Fellow

  • ACEC Virginia Past President and beloved colleague, Raymond A. DeStephen was elected as a Fellow in the American Council of Engineering Companies. The College of Fellows is a distinguished class of engineers who are selected by their peers as deserving recognition for exemplary contributions to the profession. The College of Fellows works to enhance the image of the profession by undertaking activities including recognition programs, outreach through scholarship opportunities, and unique educational opportunities. DeStephen will be recognized at the 2017 Fall Conference Awards Luncheon in Orlando, Florida. 

    DeStephen graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1973 and went on to obtain a Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering in 1975. He has been involved with ACEC Virginia for over twenty years serving on the Board of Directors and as various Committee Chairs. He helped the organization create the Next Generation Committee in order to get more participation from member firms. He has been published in numerous papers on business practices, from the selection of design professionals to the mentoring process in an engineering firm.

    DeStephen has assisted ACEC Virginia in defending Quality Based Selection (QBS) through writing literature, serving on our Government Affairs Committee and testifying before the Virginia General Assembly. “We can always count on Ray," stated ACEC Virginia Executive Director, Nancy Israel. "His big picture view provides good input when we are developing positions on legislation and governance.”

    DeStephen has given numerous educational presentations and lectures over the years on topics such as total quality improvement, the client focus, and becoming a process centered firm. DeStephen was asked to lecture at the University of Virginia and has been a dedicated volunteer with NSPE’s Mathcounts competition for twenty years.