ASNE, Tidewater Section, Vice Chair
Kenneth (Ken) E. Blair, PMP
In excess of thirty years of combined Naval Engineering, Technical, Management, Project, Program and Portfolio
Management experience. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) currently working as a Program Manager for
Noblis MSD (previously McKean Defense) in Virginia Beach.
Recent work includes Program Manager Industrial Assessments supporting SEA21A/CNRMC, Director of Programs and
Director of Strategic Operations at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair in Virginia. Director of the Project Control
Office (PCO), Group Finance Manager, and Program Manager supporting SURFMEPP, for McKean Defense and an abbreviated
period of service with VSE, all following Navy retirement.
He has earned and maintains the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification through the Project Management
Institute (PMI, certified in 2011), and a B.S. in Liberal Studies, with a Focus in History from Excelsior State
College of New York, 2009.
Previously, Mr. Blair has been active in the local ASNE chapter participating in the scholarship and FMMS committees
and attending FMMS on both coasts. Other activities include one of several industry representatives to VSRA/NAVSEA
CDRL/009-60 Caucus (2020), active member of PMI Hampton Roads Chapter, and company/mentorship advocacy supporting
new and existing members to ASNE and VSRA.
He began his Naval Career as an Interior Communications Electrician (IC) in 1988 and was selected to the Limited
Duty Officer program in 1998. He retired from Naval service in 2010 and joined the defense industry.
ASNE, Tidewater Section, Secretary
Neil St. Clair
Neil is a Graduate from Old Dominion University with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree with a concentration
in Nuclear Systems and a minor in Engineering Management. Since Graduating Neil has been working at Fairlead
Integrated as an associate mechanical engineer.
One of Neil’s biggest accomplishments during his time at ODU was helping to reinvigorate the ODU ASNE Chapter. After
being dormant for many years, Neil was chosen to take the reins as President of the newly reinstalled ASNE Chapter.
Neil stayed at ODU longer than he planned to so that he could spend the school year building the chapter up before
he graduated. he wanted to make sure students knew the significance of being part of this organization before he
Thanks to Neil’s diligence during his presidency, The ODU ASNE Chapter grew to 10 members. Even with COVID
restrictions at full force the group was still able to take tours of facilities, including Fairlead Integrated, the
VMASC Simulation Experience and Analysis (SEA) lab and the Digital Shipbuilding Innovation Lab.
ASNE, Tidewater Section, Treasurer
Chuck completed nuclear training (submarines) after the graduating from the Naval Academy. He transferred to
Engineering Duty Officer and completed five industrial tours – three Shipyards, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Newport
News and Ship Repair Facility Guam. He completed two fleet assignments: SUBLANT Maintenance Officer and at PACFLEET.
After retiring from the Navy, Chuck worked for Oceaneering, GDIT, and McKean Defense/Noblis in Submarines, Carriers,
LCAC and surface work. Chuck has a BS in Marine Engineering and a Masters in Nuclear Engineering.
Chuck has been an ASNE member since September 1988 and held two section officer positions (Charleston’s secretary
1988 – 1991) and Tidewater treasurer since 2021. He is also a member of the national Ways and Means and Audit
committees and he continues to participate in Tidewater area symposia planning.