Mr. Stroud is the Emergency & Hazard Mitigation Lead for AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure in Raleigh, NC.  He has over 25 years experience in hazard mitigation planning, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and Community Rating System (CRS).  Previously, David worked 18 years as the Flood Training Coordinator and lead hazard mitigation planner for FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) Program.  For 16 years, David was a primary instructor for E-278, the CRS Course at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. David is currently a contractor to the CRS Program performing Activity 510 plan reviews and other program assistance.  David has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.