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The Philadelphia YMF has three basic objectives: (1) provide networking opportunities, (2) interact with schools and the general public to promote civil engineering, and (3) enhance career development. We have lots of events going on to meet these objectives, and we encourage all ASCE members to participate.

Our Job Listings page features useful links to job search tools, as well as a list of our awesome Sponsors! Our Events page features listings for all our upcoming events, as well as our calendar. Our Photos page has links to pictures from all our past events. Our Outreach page has information on all of our various outreach efforts to K-12 schools, colleges, and the public. And, of course, please Contact us for more information!

The Executive Board

Jesse Gormley, PE, ENV SP


A graduate of Drexel University ('10, BS in Architectural Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering), Jesse works as a structural engineer for Pennoni in their Philadelphia headquarters.

Katrina Lawrence, PE

Vice President

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology ('10, BS in Civil Engineering), Katrina works for McCormick Taylor as a Transportation Specialist involved in project management and various communications efforts across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dennis Wilson, PE


A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh ('12, BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering), Dennis works for McCormick Taylor as a Transporation Engineer in Philadelphia headquarters.

Tim Abel, EIT, ENV SP


A graduate of the University of Delaware ('15, BS in Civil Engineering), Tim works for Pennoni as a highway engineer in their Philadelphia headquarters.


President's Message

  • Jesse Gormley, PE, ENV SP
  • July 15, 2019

My Fellow ASCE Younger Members,

It is my privilege to welcome you to the new term of the ASCE Philadelphia Section Younger Member Forum, or "YMF" as we all know and love it. We have another strong slate of volunteers on this year's Board, each ready to contribute to the organization's continued ascent. I'm especially pleased to welcome four new faces: Darren Black, Tyler Farley, CJ Medora, and Marty Williams.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the YMF. Our Board members are responsible for organizing the dozens of awesome events we run each year, for which they are owed a huge thanks. But in the end, it's you and all our member volunteers who make the organization a true success. Whether you spent a Monday afternoon with our Civil Engineering Club, showed up to a weekend Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, spent a few hours at a STEM night table, or even just showed up to vote this past May, thank you for your continued support and engagement!

On the other hand, if you're new to the area (or just new to the YMF), I would like to personally welcome you and invite you to get involved with the YMF. The YMF video that we recently released, which was graciously organized by past YMF President Kevin Brown, is a great sample of what awaits you with the YMF: fun and diverse people, developing together in their careers and lives, while making a positive difference in our community.

Regardless of whether you're a YMF veteran or a rookie, I'm looking forward to a great year working with you. Please reach out with new ideas, feedback, questions, or even just to say hi. I sincerely hope to hear from you.

See you soon,

Jesse Gormley

ASCE Philadelphia YMF

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YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Martin Williams, PE
  • March 29, 2019

As a somewhat reluctant networker, ASCE and especially the YMF have been invaluable to me. They put me in direct interaction with my peers in low stress environments. About 6 years ago I met someone at an ASCE event that recommended a PE exam review course. After taking the course, I passed the exam on my first try. It just goes to show, you never know how valuable a new contact can be. As civil engineers I think it's important to interact with our peers and share our experiences. We should never stop learning and growing, and ASCE fosters an environment for personal and professional growth.

Martin Williams, PE
KMJ Consultants, Inc.

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