Crystal M. Smith, PMP
Crystal M. Smith, PMP
Finance Chairperson

Crystal M. Smith was named the Professional Development Conference Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) on February 1, 2016.


She has been involved in NSBE since High School participating in the Pre-College Initiative Program. Her NSBE participation continued into Undergrad to include serving as Secretary her Junior year and President her Senior year of the University of Pennsylvania Chapter; and as a Professional she has served as Fundraising Chair, Public Relations Chair and Chapter Vice President.


Ms. Smith was born in Wilmington, DE and raised in Newark, DE a busy college town with family roots in Kennett Square Pennsylvania. Both of her parents are retired blue collar union workers. Her mother was a retired Frame Technician for the local telephone company, and her father is a retired Union Electrician. She had strong examples of hard work and had encouragement in all of her educational endeavors. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.


Ms. Smith came to this volunteer position with over 16 years of Construction and Project Management experience, including both domestic and international work in Semiconductor, Aviation, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, High Rise Residential, Commercial Interiors, Energy and Government market sectors.


Ms. Smith has held leadership positions in Toast Masters International, and memberships in the National Black MBA Association, Society of Women Engineers, US Green Building Council and the Project Management Institute.


Ms. Smith is a Real Estate Strategy Manager for Duke Energy Corporation leading comprehensive assessments of Duke Energy facility assets, assisting in the development of multi-year Capital plans, and managing Capital Programs. Having benefited from NSBE programs, membership and served in its leadership she attributes her success largely to the support and access to information that only were presented to her through NSBE.