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Welcome to ASCE Philadelphia Section's Website! On June 4 1913, the Philadelphia Section was officially recognized by National ASCE, following an effort and petition submitted to ASCE National in December of 1912 to form the Section. For over 100 years, the Section have been serving a community full of Civil Engineering professionals, younger members, students, and other Civil Engineering supporters in Philadelphia and surrounding regions.

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Section Board Responsibilities

As outlined in our Section Bylaws, our elected and nominated board members are responsible for administering the Section, managing and awarding the Richard L. Humphrey Memorial Scholarship, membership recruitment, student outreach, educational programming, and event planning and coordination with other professional societies. You can also view our Section Constitution!

 

Officers: 2016-2017

 

President
Guy DiMartino, P.E.
Traffic Planning and Design - Project Manager​

Guy has over 14 years of experience in traffic engineering and has worked on a variety of private and public transportation projects while at TPD's Pottstown, PA office.  He attended Widener University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Guy and his family reside in Haverford Township, Delaware County.

 

President Elect
Cathy G. Farrell, P.E.
HNTB - Assistant Department Manager, Transportation​

At HNTB, Cathy's focus is on project management, staff development and marketing for roadway related projects.  Cathy's noteworthy projects include the 2010 ASHE DelVal Project of the Year 'SR 202 Sec 701 Parkway' and 2011 ASHE DelVal Project of the Year 'Gustine Lake Interchange'.  Cathy lives in Dresher with her husband Tim (also a civil engineer) and their two young children Dean and Avery.

 

Vice President
Angelo J Waters, P.E., LEED AP
Urban Engineers, Inc. - Vice President Environmental Services​

At Urban Engineers, Angelo provides environmental solutions to transit and rail authorities, transportation agencies, private developers and industries. He has presented several environmental training courses on topics such as NEPA and state environmental quality reviews, hazardous material assessments, and stormwater management. He is a 2013 Philadelphia Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree and the 2015 ASCE Philadelphia Section Environmental/Water Resources Engineer of the Year..

 

Treasurer
Marc Preim, P.E.
STV Inc - Structural Engineer


Marc works on various transportation and infrastructure projects including bridge replacements/rehabilitations, highway reconstructions/widenings, and highway interchange capacity improvements in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from The College of New Jersey in 2009 and worked for Medina Consultants prior to joining STV in 2010. Marc and his wife Catherine reside in Philadelphia and are active members of their church, community, and professions.  

 

Secretary
Briana Earle
Langan​

Briana is a Staff Engineer at Langan in Warrington, Pennsylvania. At Langan she is a part of the traffic department who is involved in the designing and compiling the plans for Highway Occupancy Permits where she working closely with PennDOT and clients. She also is active on the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee where she helps with the awards committee and planning the DVEW events. Briana received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Spring of 2013.

 

Membership Secretary
Nha Truong
Philadelphia Water Department


Nha is a Project Engineer at Philadelphia Water in the Flood Risk Management Program. At PWD, his primary tasks are to evaluate localized flood risk within the Philadelphia area using modeling software and propose potential capital planning improvements that target to mitigate the flood risks. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 2010 at Villanova University and continued his education as a graduate research assistant with the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership at Villanova University where he earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 2012. Additionally, he is currently pursuing his MBA at the Villanova School of Business to improve his leadership skills through learning business practices.

 

Past President
AnnMarie L. Vigilante, P.E.

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Vice President/Senior Associate​

At Langan AnnMarie oversees the traffic and transportation group in their Pennsylvania offices. AnnMarie has over seventeen years of experience developing innovative highway and site development plans as well as highway occupancy permits. AnnMarie is also very active in the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee where she serves as the Director of Awards, the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, the Lehigh Valley Commercial Real Estate Woman Network (CREW) and serves as the secretary on the Charles Chrin Family Foundation which is a non-profit foundation created to help fund education initiatives related to STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) in the Easton Area School District.


Directors
 

Director ('16-'18)
Spencer Finch, P.E., LEED AP
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services - Sustainable Development Engineer

Spencer has decades of experience in engineering consultant and environmental investigations. He is a graduate of Penn State - Great Valley Graduate Center.  He co-authored 'Regional Trail Spines and Bikeway Networks:  A Priority Strategy for Greening Streets and Highways'.

 

Director ('16-'18)
Troy Illig, P.E.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. - Senior Traffic & Transportation Engineer​

Troy has over 25 years of professional experience working in the Center City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.  He is responsible for the management and technical analysis associated with numerous highway, traffic, planning and environmental projects both locally and nationally. A registered P.E. in PA and NY, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Director ('16-'18)
Joseph Natale, P.E.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff - Structural Engineer

Joe received his Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Joe spent five years at the Delaware Department of Transportation in their Bridge Design section. In his spare time, Joe is a photographer and computer tinkerer. He also enjoys running, concerts, and football, though primarily he only cares about the Eagles. Joe also serves as the Section's Webmaster, and on the YMF Board.

 

Director ('16-'18)
Jeanien Price
City of Philadelphia - Streets Department

When Jeanien Price Wilson graduated from Drexel, she only wanted to do one thing; make a difference. Jeanien has built her career around serving the public. She started out at a small Civil Engineering firm in Camden, NJ; where she assisted in designing grading plans and plan review. Assisting in managing construction projects for the Philadelphia Housing Authority taught her the balancing act between satisfying the owner, the end user and the budget. In 2014, Jeanien received the opportunity to return to Philadelphia Streets, working in the same section where she worked during her first co-op. She is a lifelong Philadelphian and in her free time mentors inner city youth.

 

Director ('15-'17)
Andrew Bechtel, Ph.D.
The College of New Jersey - Assistant Professor​
Andrew earned his BS in Civil and Architectural Engineering from Drexel University in 2006, his MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2008, and his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. As a professor he is teaches structural engineering and conducts research in the area of structural behavior and repair. Andrew lives in Philadelphia and enjoys spending time there with his wife Anna, his daughter Josie, and his son Henry.

 

Director ('15-'17)
Kazi M. Hassan, P.E.
Pennoni Associates - Transportation Project Engineer​

Kazi has been employed by Pennoni Associates since 2005 and currently works at their Headquarters in Philadelphia. Kazi works as a Transportation Engineer focusing on infrastructure improvement projects mainly in Southeastern PA; he also has work experience in New Jersey and Western PA.  Kazi received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and is now a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

 


Subsidiary Groups and Institute Group Chairs

Visit our Contacts page to view profiles of our YMF and Institute leaders.


Past Presidents

View our Past Presidents page to see a list of leaders that shaped the Philadephia Section of ASCE.