Executive Board Members

Connect and learn about the people who are responsible for making everything happen.

Degree: B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology

Tony Stanford Jr

PRESIDENT
Hometown: Buffalo, NY Favorite Quote: Without a game plan and without a strong sense of faith in what you’re doing, it’s gonna be really hard to accomplish anything ~ Nipsey Hussle Why you love NSBE: To be active in NSBE is to be 1 degree of separation from someone who can propel you to achieve your wildest dreams

Degree: B.S. Computer Engineering & Mathematics

Quincy Smith

VICE PRESIDENT
Hometown: High Point, NC Favorite Quote: My motto, As I live and learn, is: Dig And Be Dug In Return. - Langston Hughes Why you love NSBE: NSBE to me is the ability to reach back to our younger generation to be that stepping stone as well as promote group cooperation.

Degree: M.S. MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING | B.S. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

François S. Payen

TELECOMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY CHAIR
Hometown: New York City Favorite Quote: "It is more blessed to give than to receive" J.C. Why you love NSBE: Advancing Black engineering excellence around the world.

Degree: B.S. Architectural Engineering

Bunmi Akingbade

TREASURER
Hometown: Greensboro, NC Favorite Quote: "I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there. " - Richard Feynman Why you love NSBE: I love that this is an organization that allows people of color to come together with the goal of advancing participation in the STEM fields. We can already see the influence of STEM in our present-day and its importance will only be magnified in the society of the future.

Degree:B.S. Electrical Engineer

Melissa Stroud

SECRETARY
Hometown: Detroit, MI Favorite Quote: “Love Live Life” Why you love NSBE: NSBE fosters an environment where minority students feel supported throughout their engineering journey. The unlimited resources and professional development at NSBE are unmatched.

Degree: BS -Architectural Engineering & MS - Civil Engineering

Ashley Coleman

PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA Favorite Quote: “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” - John D. Rockefeller Why you love NSBE: Coming together with like-minded people to make an impact in STEM and the community.

Degree: B.S. & M.S. CIVIL ENGINEERING

Latoya Bennett

PROGRAMS CHAIR
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure“ Marianne Williamson Why you love NSBE: I love having a space where black people can be both their authentic selves and a professional without those two things being of conflict.

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Melvin Campbell

PROGRAMS CO-CHAIR
Hometown: Favorite Quote: Why you love NSBE:

Degree: B.S. CIVIL ENGINEERING

Eric Hall

COLLEGE INITIATIVE CO-CHAIR
Hometown: Columbia, SC Favorite Quote: "Dream big and dare to fail" - Norman Vaughan Why you love NSBE: I feel empowered beyond measure when working with this group of intelligent, ambitious, and hard-working Black Engineers. We have the power to spread STEM education and change the world.