IFPTE Officers


Lee Stone

Lee Stone

Western Federal Area VP

Lee Stone was appointed at the Union's Executive Council meeting in November 2011 to serve out the remainder of Ben Toyama’s term as Western Regional Federal Vice President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO & CLC.

Stone has served as President of Local 30 (NASA, Ames Research Center) and as President of the NASA Council of IFPTE locals (NCIL) since 2009. Prior to that, he had served as local 30’s VP for Legislative Affairs and Legislative Representative of the NCIL. His labor activities have focused on two key approaches to protecting federal workers. The first is legislative action. With Matt Biggs, he persuaded NASA’s Authorizers to block the introduction of a special demonstration personnel system (like NSPS) at NASA and to enact anti-layoff language for NASA employees starting in 2004, continuing through at least October 2013. He also has worked to enhance NASA’s Appropriations, focusing primarily on federal investments in Aeronautics, Science, and Space Exploration as a means of promoting American economic competitiveness in Aerospace as well as a healthy NASA workforce. The second is partnership. Since 2009, he has worked to vigorously implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13522. He negotiated a progressive implementation plan at NASA and has served as co-chair of the Agency’s Labor-Management Forum since its inception in 2010.

In his technical career, he has worked as a research scientist in the Life Science and Human-Systems Integration Divisions at NASA Ames Research Center since 1990. His research expertise is in human sensorimotor control, with an emphasis on the visual and vestibular interactions underlying hand-eye coordination, in particular the adverse effects of aerospace relevant conditions on human performance (e.g., altered gravity, vibration).

Stone was born in Washington D.C., grew up in the D.C. area, and received a B.A in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University. He then moved west and received an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California (U.C.) Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from U.C. San Francisco. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Barbara Chapman and two daughters, Eliana and Natalia.

IFPTE at a Glance


IFPTE represents over 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.


Our members work for federal, public and private employers, and work in various occupations such as auditors, drafters/designers, engineers, judges, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and technicians to name a few.

Executive Board

The Executive Council is made up of Officers and Area Vice-Presidents. Area Vice-Presidents are elected by members within their specific area, and are responsible for governing IFPTE between conventions. A list of the Area Vice-Presidents can be found on our Officers page.

Executive Officers

The Executive Officers run the day to day operations of IFPTE and they are elected at the IFPTE Convention, which are held every three years.