2021 Executive Board Election

Cast Your Vote Starting Wednesday, May 5, 2021! Voting Ends Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

To vote please email current ASCE Philadelphia YMF President, Katrina Lawrence, at KLawrence@Pennoni.com, with your choices for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer along with your ASCE Member Number! Candidates for each Executive Board Position are highlighted below. Click HERE to submit your vote via email.

Candidate for President

Dennis Wilson, PE

Dennis is an Associate Project Manager in Transportation Engineering based in McCormick Taylor’s Philadelphia office with nine years of engineering consulting experience and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Florida. His project experience has included intersection improvements, highway rehabilitations, and interchange reconstructions. He has also worked on stormwater management tasks; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp designs, reviews, and inspections; and right-of-way planning. Additionally, he has extensive experience preparing final designs, cost estimates, and plan, specification, and estimate (PS&E) submissions for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Dennis has been on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board for five years, serving initially as a Social Co-Chair, followed up by two years as IT Chair, one year as Secretary, and finally Vice President in 2020-21. In addition to his role on the YMF Board, Dennis also serves ASCE at the society level as the Eastern Geographic Member on ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members. Since his earliest days of involvement with the YMF, Dennis has desired to hold a leadership position within the organization, and he hopes to continue on that path next year. Outside of ASCE, Dennis is also active with the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, currently serving as a Director on the Board, contributing to the Club’s communications efforts and younger member programming.

In his spare time, Dennis enjoys rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams, playing ice hockey, softball, and golf, and traveling.”

Candidate for Vice President

Tim Abel, PE, ENV SP

Tim is a Staff Transportation Engineer at Pennoni, headquartered in Philadelphia, where he has worked for the past 6 years. He is a Professional Engineer with a MSCE from Villanova University and a BCE from the University of Delaware. His work experience includes roadway design, construction consulting, and plan review associated with various PennDOT transportation projects and development projects requiring access to state and municipal roadways.

Tim has been on the YMF Board for five years, serving as CivE Club Co-Chair, Awards Chair, Treasurer, and most recently as Secretary. His focus as a leader within the YMF has always been to benefit our members and the civil engineering community around us, and he hopes to employ that same focus in the Vice President role. He is also a member of ASCE's society-level Committee on Sustainability and has volunteered with the ASCE Task Committee on Student Competitions. Tim is also one of two ASCE younger member representatives to the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC), which was established in 1999 to promote collaborative work towards sustainable development of infrastructure within the Asian region. He is the 2021 male member on the ACECC's Future Leader Forum (FLF) executive Committee.

Beyond the profession, Tim is an active volunteer with the Philadelphia Friends of V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Uplift Center for Grieving Children, and the University of Delaware Men’s Crew Team Alumni Association. In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling, running, drinking (black) coffee, reading, and rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams.

Candidate for Secretary

Lindsay Chateauvert, EIT

Lindsay graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently an Engineer of Structures' Inspection and Maintenance at Amtrak with a focus on bridge inspection, design, and management. Prior to her return to the railroad, Lindsay worked as an Associate Bridge Engineer in the Transportation Division of Pennoni Associates and as a Management Associate Engineer for the Bridge Production/Construction Department of Amtrak.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring Philadelphia's unique beer scene, and crafting unsuccessful Pinterest DIYs.

Candidates for Treasurer

Kirsten Brown, PE

Kirsten is an aviation engineer for Urban Engineers working on a variety of airports, from military bases to general aviation. She works on airside and landside projects both in design and construction. She has worked with several airports, including PHL, TTN, CGS, and NFAFB. She is passionate about aviation and the civil engineering industry as a whole. Previously she was a bridge engineer for Walsh Construction on the P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement project. She has a BS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University class of 2015.

Kirsten has held the position of Technical Events Chair, Society Liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, and is currently the professional development chair for ASCE YMF. She is also on the professional development committee for WTS, on the AAAE NEC Conference Planning committee and is co-president of UYMF (Urban Engineer's younger member forum). In her personal time she enjoys handstands, acro-yoga, dancing, yoga, finding new fitness gyms, and eating all the best food in the city.

John Doyle, EIT

John Doyle is a Highway and Trail Designer at Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. He has been with TPD since May 2016, working on projects related to roadway design and multimodal transportation. John first got involved with the YMF by volunteering at the Chester A. Arthur Middle School’s Civil Engineering Club. Following a year of volunteering, John took his first position with the YMF as chair of the Civil Engineering Club for 2 years. He has also been the Awards Chair and currently runs the YMF’s Mentor Program.

John’s favorite part about the YMF is the people. He enjoys spending time with others in the local civil engineering industry who are as passionate as he is. Being elected treasurer would allow John to contribute to the YMF’s growth and outreach in a leadership role, pushing the YMF to influence as many local young engineers (and engineers-to-be!) as possible.

Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh is a transportation engineer at HNTB in the Philadelphia group, where he’s worked since October 2020. His design specialties include roadways, utilities, green stormwater infrastructure, bicycle and ADA accessible facilities, permitting, and plan preparation and review for DOT and municipalities. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Temple University in 2014.

Kevin is in his sixth year on the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board, currently serving as the Social Events Chair, where he is responsible for planning social events such as the monthly lunch break series and election happy hour. Kevin has also served as the Civil Engineering (CivE) Club Chair (two years), Technical Events Chair, Professional Development Chair and Student Transition Chair. Having served on the YMF board in a variety of appointed positions, Kevin is well prepared to serve as the YMF Treasurer.

Kevin received the ASCE Philadelphia Section Community Outreach and Service Award in 2017 for his work with the Civil Engineering Club at Chester A. Arthur Middle School.

Kevin also serves on the Temple University College of Engineering Alumni Association Board. He frequently speaks with newly admitted college students, and recently helped organize a young alumni panel discussion for Temple undergraduates during Engineers Week.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys golfing, biking, and woodworking.