ASCE Awards Bartolomeo and Wallace with the President’s Medal

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August 8, 2014

Anthony S. Bartolomeo, P.E., F.ASCE, and William A. Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, are the recipients of the President’s Medal, which recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of eminent engineers to the profession, the Society, or the public.

 Bartolomeo is recognized for his steadfast leadership of ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council and for contributions to his country and the many community, nonprofit organizations and businesses he serves in the Delaware Valley. President and CEO of Pennoni Associates, Inc., Bartolomeo and has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental engineering, coupled with broad experience in the relationship development among the federal, state, and local government levels, all of which have a stake in the success of major civil infrastructure projects. He has integrated the engineering and financial aspects of major projects into the legal, regulatory, and community objectives, to the benefit of Pennoni’s diverse client base. Bartolomeo, who joined Pennoni in 1986, also serves as a member on the Board of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations in the Delaware Valley: he is a CEO Ambassador for 21st Century Skills, chairman of the board of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, and a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter as one of 4 co-chairs for the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, an organization that was charged with envisioning and developing citywide partnerships, strategies, and infrastructures to support youth attainment of 21st century skills and postsecondary education. Chairman of the board of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and a founding board member of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, he also served on the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and was a member of Pennsylvania Governor Thomas W. “Tom” Corbett’s transition team.

 William "Bill" WallaceWallace is recognized for leadership in the field of sustainable infrastructure, serving on several national and international professional society committees, Boards, and supporting the creation of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), while operating a successful consulting practice in sustainable engineering. President of Wallace Futures Group, LLC, Wallace is recognized as the lead designer for the Envision infrastructure-rating system, a collaboration between ISI and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is known as the author of the book Becoming Part of the Solution: The Engineer’s Guide to Sustainable Development. Conference chair of ASCE’s upcoming International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (November 6-8) and a member of ASCE’s Committee on Sustainability, Wallace’s work has been nominated by ASCE for the U.S. National Medal for Technology and Innovation. Named a Top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering News-Record in 2013, Wallace is the author of over 60 technical papers and presentations, and has appeared before the U.S. Congress, providing expert testimony covering subjects such as hazardous waste management, environmental technology, engineering standards, and sustainable development. Also a frequent lecturer on sustainable engineering at leading universities and professional associations, he has been an invited speaker at the University of Florida (Ohanian Lecture Series), Carnegie-Mellon University (Distinguished Lecturer Series), and Clarkson University. Wallace is currently a member of the Board of GeoEngineers, Inc., and of the board of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals; he has also served as the president and member of the governing board of Engineers Without Borders–USA, and is a member of the board of Engineers Without Borders–International. Among Wallace’s many distinguished honors and awards are the Recognition Award from the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists, the Colorado Law Enforcement Association Meritorious Citizenship Award, the Hazardous Waste Action Coalition Service Award, the Bronze Medal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the George A. Hogaboom Best Paper Award from the American Electroplaters Society.

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