Grand Challenge Leader Honored with ASCE Presidents’ Award

September 23, 2016


ASCE has honored Anthony S. Bartolomeo, P.E., F.ASCE, with the ASCE Presidents’ Award for developing the ASCE Grand Challenge to reduce the nation’s infrastructure life-cycle costs by 50 percent by 2025, encouraging youth to attain 21st-century skills and postsecondary education, and his ongoing commitment and leadership to community and nonprofit organizations.

Bartolomeo is recognized for his steadfast leadership of the Industry Leaders Council and for contributions to his country and the many community, nonprofit organizations and businesses he serves in the Delaware Valley. He also is chairman of both ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council and ACEC’s Design Professionals Coalition.

He serves as president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia office of Pennoni, a firm he joined in 1986. He has more than 30 years of 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. He is a licensed professional engineer in several states and is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Bartolomeo serves as a member of 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 four co-chairs for the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, an organization charged by the mayor with envisioning and developing citywide partnerships, strategies, and infrastructures to support youth attainment of 21st-century skills and postsecondary education.

Bartolomeo is chairman of the board and serves on the executive committee of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and is a founding board member of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative. He served on the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as having served as a member of Governor Corbett’s Transition Team.

The ASCE Presidents’ Award was established in America’s Bicentennial Year in commemoration of the nation’s first President, who was a civil engineer and land surveyor. The award is made annually to an ASCE member who has given distinguished service to the member’s country.

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