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About Scott Stone
Meet Rep. Scott Stone, PE
Scott represented Mecklenburg County in the North Carolina House of Representatives. His experience as a legislator and a business leader have prepared him to lead North Carolina as its next lieutenant governor.
With a deep background in the engineering and construction field, and an extensive business background, Scott brought unique experience to the North Carolina General Assembly. This experience allowed him to ask the tough questions on policies or costs related to budgeting.
Scott currently serves as president of American Engineering, a regional civil engineering and survey firm, headquartered in Charlotte. The firm performs state and municipal infrastructure projects and private sector civil engineering design projects for clients throughout the Southeast. As a business owner, Scott understands the regulatory and financial challenges facing job creators and brings that experience to his role as a legislator.
Scott has grown his company from a two-person start-up to a 50-person, multi-million dollar operation, in just five years. The firm has been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as a “Fast 50” company – one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Charlotte Region, the past two years (#5 in 2016 and #15 in 2017).
Prior to joining American Engineering, Scott served in a national role for a global, publicly traded firm, managing a $40 million operation and responsible for more than 400 employees.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Marymount University. Scott is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana and Virginia. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council.
Scott has two daughters who are both graduates of Ardrey Kell High School. His youngest daughter attends NC State and his oldest is at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Scott has been very active in the local community. He is chairman emeritus and founder of the North Carolina Heroes Fund, a non-profit which raises money for military families who are suffering financial hardships. This organization serves a critical role within the military community for veterans attempting to transition to civilian life. Stone served as chairman of the organization for seven years and is still active today.
Scott served on the City of Charlotte’s Business Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2010, the last two years as chairman, a role to which he was appointed by Mayor Pat McCrory. In this role, he was one of the lead authors of the city’s Small Business Strategic Plan.
When Mecklenburg County faced a budget deficit in 2011 and was forced to consider cuts to the library system, Scott was called upon to assist in finding solutions. He was appointed a member of the Future of Our Libraries Task Force which addressed the challenges facing Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries.
Scott was a member of Class XIV of Leadership North Carolina. He was a 40 Under 40 Award Recipient in 2005 – an award presented annually to the top 40 business leaders under 40 by the Charlotte Business Journal. Stone is also an Eagle Scout.