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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
  • September 18, 2019

My fellow ASCE Younger Members,

As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures (eventually) start to drop, let us take a moment to reflect on all the change that surrounds us and the opportunities that come with it. Change can be a frightening word, especially to engineers who rely heavily on stability and procedures to uphold public safety. And yet, there’s no denying that change is the basis for innovation and a brighter future.

With this in mind, it is my pleasure to announce that the YMF is launching several new initiatives in the coming months to invite much-needed change into our organization! First and foremost, is our new Task Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which will strive to define measurable ways that the YMF can continue to grow as a welcoming community for all of our members, regardless of creed, race, gender-identity, or background.

We are also forming a Task Committee on Sustainability that will put the YMF’s current practices under a microscope and identify new ways for us to reduce our environmental impact and streamline our operations for the future. This is one of our many responsibilities as civil engineers and stewards of the environment.

I look forward to reporting on both task committees in the coming months but, in the meantime, why not join us to celebrate another fun change? Colleges are back in session, and that means it’s time for our annual Welcome Back Students Event! We hope you can join us on Wednesday, October 23rd, at PEP Bowl in South Philly for a night of low-key networking and friendly competition. It’s sure to be a fun night.

On behalf of the YMF, thank you for your continued interest and support. I look forward to seeing you at an event soon, but please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.

Stay Awesome,

Jesse Gormley

ASCE Philadelphia YMF

Read Past Presidents' Messages


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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