Brian W. Stone
Chief of Staff – National Science Foundation
Brian W. Stone is the Chief of Staff to the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He serves as a principal advisor to the Director in policy development, short and long range planning, cross-directorate activities, and provides high-level liaison with the White House and other federal agencies.
Having joined the Office of the Director in 2016, Mr. Stone previously served in the NSF Office of Polar Programs as the Section Head for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics, and as the Research Support Manager, where he was responsible for all operational logistics for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). In addition to managing an annual budget of $260 million dollars, he was responsible for coordination with U.S. Department of Defense, NOAA, NASA and a variety of federal and international groups working in Antarctica. He also managed multiple contracts, including NSF’s largest award for operation and maintenance of the USAP.
Prior to entering federal service in 2000, Mr. Stone worked in operations and logistics for the Antarctic prime support contractor between 1990 and 2000. He has twenty-five years of polar operations and remote-site logistics experience, and has worked at all major sites of USAP operations, to include a three-year term as manager of operations in Christchurch, New Zealand from 1997-2000.
Mr. Stone earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and political science from Duke University, and a Master in Business Administration from the George Washington University.