David Stacy Inducted Into Maryland Engineering’s Early Career Distinguished Alumni Society

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September 26, 2022

ECDA Society launches an exclusive network of engineers leading the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and change agents

College Park, Md. — David Stacy is a 2022 inductee of the A. James Clark School of Engineering’s Early Career Distinguished Alumni Society at the University of Maryland (UMD).

To acknowledge and honor the accomplishments of Maryland Engineering alums 40 years old and younger, the Clark School and Dean Samuel Graham, Jr., are proud to launch the Early Career Distinguished Alumni (ECDA) Society and announce its first class of inductees. Established in Fall 2022, the ECDA Society inaugurates an exclusive professional network of Maryland Engineers leading the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents.

“We charge our graduates with the responsibility of improving society through engineering, and these Maryland Engineering alums have done just that. It’s, therefore, our privilege to recognize the innovations, leadership, and impact made by the Clark School’s inaugural class of Early Career Distinguished Alumni Society inductees,” said Dean Graham. “We’re proud to highlight their accomplishments and hope they serve as inspiration, especially for our students and early-career engineers.”

Meet the ECDA Society’s Class of 2022.

David Stacy, Principal & Founder of Performance Based Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC, has over a decade of experience in the fire protection field. His niche work type and skills in computational modeling are the basis of his consulting firm, specifically focusing on fire and egress modeling, performance-based designs, Smoke Control Rational Analyses (SCRA), and Alternative Means & Methods (AM&M). Stacy has contributed to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) at two national conferences by presenting material on the advancement of computer fire modeling. He is a licensed fire protection engineer in multiple states, as well as multiple-state firm licensure. 

Stacy launched his firm in May of 2018 after working for a nationally recognized consulting firm. His company’s reputation and brand quickly grew, and he hired his first employee just before the first anniversary of the firm. Within year 2, his second employee was brought on board, followed by 2 more employees within year 3. Stacy is maintaining the steady yet consistent growth of the firm in order to maintain technical excellence as he, his employees, and the company continue to grow. In addition to mentoring and growing the firm, Stacy has also shared ownership opportunities and managerial responsibilities for all staff.

ECDA Society honorees will be welcomed back to Maryland Engineering’s College Park campus on Friday, September 23, for a day of networking with fellow alums and campus leaders; a behind-the-scenes tour of UMD’s newest competitive advantage, the E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory; and opportunities to share their experiences with engineering students. The day culminates with a reception and induction ceremony.