Ms. Carla Sydney Stone is the principal of International Development & Technical Assistance, LLC that provides global consulting services to companies, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. A mining engineer and mineral economist with additional training and certificates in water, wastewater operations and OSHA construction safety and health, she provides expertise in human capability, international and cross cultural marketing, environmental and resource management.

Ms. Stone managed Delaware Technical & Community College’s international technical assistance programs that focused on human capacity building and government regulatory reform in the water and sanitation sectors as well as avian influenza planning and control. Significant achievements include founding the Bucharest Animal Diagnostic Technology Training Center, developing the Bulgaria Water and Wastewater Operators Training Center, producing the Water=Quality of Life film documentary and managing the Jordan Operations & Maintenance Training project.

USAID‘s first Bulgarian technical assistance program was created by Ms. Stone to train professionals in management and economics. In the Soviet Union she conducted an experiment in American style business management education for the Higher Commercial Management School. Ms. Stone also worked in China, Australia and the Middle East on mining, petroleum and finance projects for energy and banking companies and taught university international business and economics.

Boards, Councils and Memberships
> People to People International, Delaware Chapter– serves on the Board of Directors
> International Council of Delaware – serves on the Council
> Society for the Preservation of Delaware Antiquities (Hale-Byrnes House)
– member
> Water Environment Federation– member
> Society of Mining Engineers– member
> Project Management Institute – member

Degrees, Honors and Awards
> B.S. degree in Mining Engineering and M.S. degree in Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics from the Henry Krumb School of Mines at Columbia University in New York
Honorary doctor degree, Gold Medal of Honor and Special Commendation awarded by the University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania
Exporter of the Year awarded by the US Small Business Administration and Cankiri Karatekin University in Turkey