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Younger Member Forum (YMF)
Jesse Gormley, P.E., ENV SP
Jesse works as a structural engineer for Pennoni in the Philadelphia headquarters, where he primarily performs design, rehab/retrofit, and analysis of bridges. He is very thankful for the opportunity to work on some excellent local bridge replacement projects, including the Lock Street over the Manayunk Canal, SEPTA's Crum Creek Viaduct, and 20th Street over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as well as numerous repair projects on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges over the Delaware River and the rehabilitation of the Blueball Avenue over I-95. He is an advocate for resilient design and sustainable procurement practices, as well as advancing technologies in professional practice. Jesse received his BS in Architectural Engineering and MS in Civil (Structural) Engineering from Drexel University in 2010. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA and NJ, a PennDOT-certified Bridge Safety Inspector, and a certified Envision Sustainability Professional. He also serves on a variety of ASCE committees at the national-level, including the Committee on Younger Members (CYM), for which he currently serves as Chair and Eastern Geographic Member, representing younger members in Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 and facilitating the annual planning for the Eastern Regional Younger Member Council. In his free time, Jesse is an avid ultimate (frisbee) player and runner. He resides in Havertown, PA, with his beautiful wife, Christina, and daughter, Sadie. He does not like cheese.”
Technical Group Chairs
Delaware Valley Geo-Institute (DVGI) Chair
Russ Preuss, P.E.
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Russ is currently a Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Gannett Fleming’s Valley Forge, PA office with over 20 years’ experience on geotechnical projects across the east coast. Russ has extensive experience and interest in design, construction, and loading testing of deep foundations. Russ earned his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and completed his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Geotechnical Engineering at Drexel University. Russ lives in Collegeville with his wife and two children. In his free time, Russ enjoys traveling, eating at new restaurants, biking, watching sports, and spending quality time with his family.
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Chair
Dan Kucz, P.E., S.E.
Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. He has over 10 years of experience performing analysis and design of bridges for public and private clients such as SEPTA, TxDOT, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike, DelDOT, DRBA, and United Bridge Partners. Dan has been fortunate to serve client’s needs on complex analysis and designs such as curved steel girders, post-tensioned concrete, segmental concrete, fatigue analysis, finite element analysis, and accelerated bridge construction through both traditional design-bid-build delivery and accelerated design-build. He currently serves as the Assistant Structural Department Manager in HNTB’s King of Prussia office.
Dennis M. Mac Bride, P.E.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) - Manager, Project Scheduling and Claims
Dennis has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of transit and railroad facilities, buildings, wastewater treatment plants and airports. He received his M.S. degree in Engineering Management and B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. He is a member of the ASCE Construction Institute's Claims Avoidance and Resolution Committee for which he serves as the Chair of the Understanding Claims Subcommittee.
Engineering Management Chair
Environmental & Water Resources Chair
Eric Lindhult, P.E.
Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority
Eric is the General Manager for the Upper Moreland-Hatboro Joint Sewer Authority in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He has over 35 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment, and environmental consulting. Mr. Lindhult received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.
Transportation & Urban Development
William Thomsen, P.E.
Urban Engineers, Inc.
A career veteran of Urban, throughout Mr. Thomsen’s career he has had increasingly responsible positions now overseeing all the firm’s offices and regions nationally, additionally serving on the firm’s executive committee and corporate board. He has a BS in Civil and Environmental from Clarkson University and a MS in Engineering Management from Drexel. He leads the oversight of Mega projects in NYC on Eastside Access, the Second Ave Subway and the LACMTA subway expansion program as well as other major national program initiatives.
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 an opportunity to return to Philadelphia Streets, working in the same section where she worked during her first co-op. She is a lifelong Philadelphia and in her free time mentors inner city youth.
Cricket Slattery, EIT
Cricket graduated in 2016 from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. In 2017, she earned a Masters of Science in Engineering Management also from Johns Hopkins University. Currently, she works as a Junior Structural Engineer in the Telecommunication Division of Advantage Engineers. New to Philadelphia, she has enjoyed getting to know the city through ASCE and visiting local dog parks with her Grade Dane, Wendy.
Editor of "The News"
Robert Wright, P.E.
Bob Wright is a Project Manager with McMahon Associates at its offices in Center City. He joined McMahon in May 2017 after previous positions at two consulting firms and the City of Philadelphia Department of Streets.
Bob graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Urban Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in four states. In addition to his activity in ASCE, where he served as Section President in 1993-94, he is an active member of the American Public Works Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Society of Highway Engineers, the Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, and the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee. He serves as the Vice Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Transportation Systems Engineering Alumni Club.
Bob was born and raised in Philadelphia. When he is not working or editing newsletters, he enjoys exploring the history of the city and its transportation network (mostly through reading), gardening, minor home improvements, walking, bowling, attempting to golf, and following the City’s major sports teams. He remains a fan of Big Five college basketball, something he has closely followed since he was a young child.