President / Branch Manager
Originally From: Rochester, New York
B.S. Civil Engineering – State University of New York at Buffalo
M.E. Structural Engineering – Old Dominion University
Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) – Chair Elect
Design Build Institute of America
Virginia Building and Code Officials Association
Society of American Military Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Dave brings a positive “can do” attitude to all of his projects and his clients. Dave has been practicing structural engineering for over 30 years and leads our headquarters office in Virginia BeachVA. He began his career by serving our country in the Civil Engineer Corps of the U.S. Navy and has been with the firm for over 25 years.
As President, Dave has primary responsibility for the day to day operations of the firm. In addition he has overall responsibility for management, supervision and training of the staff at the Headquarters office.
As an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Dave is heavily involved with the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) and has co-authored many National Practice Guidelines and other publications related to business practice management.
Dave enjoys the challenge of developing new business opportunities for the firm. Through new business, Dave is able to apply his high level of market understanding, knowledge of client needs, and great enthusiasm for opportunities. He believes that Stroud Pence will continue to thrive by building on what the firm can become rather than what the firm is today.