Pennoni, a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolann Wicks, PE, to the firm’s Board of Directors, effective March 18, 2021.
“Carolann brings extraordinary leadership and engineering experience to our board,” said C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, the firm’s Founder and Chairman.
"In addition to her wealth of experience, Carolann has established a vast network of contacts in the professional, business, and government communities. We look forward to having her insight as we look to the future of our firm.”
Carolann served as Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Chief Engineer and then as DelDOT Secretary of Transportation. She was responsible for the capital program, managing statewide transit services, motor vehicle services, revenue collections, and the maintenance and operation of 90% of the state’s transportation system. She successfully implemented multi-modal capital investments, statewide, through the six-year Capital Transportation Program.
After she left DelDOT, Carolann served as Partner at RK&K where she was involved in setting strategic direction, managing the financial resources of the firm, supporting client relationships, business development and overall support for the firm’s transportation department.
Currently, Carolann is the sole proprietor at CDW Consulting providing transportation professional services. She is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware. In this role she investigates research opportunities involving transportation, leadership training, and public policy issues.
Wicks stated “I am very honored and excited to join the Pennoni Board of Directors. I have worked with the Pennoni Team throughout my career in transportation and know firsthand why they are a well-respected and successful engineering firm. I look forward to helping them continue to grow as they focus on innovation, exceptional customer service, and solutions driven leadership.”
Carolann is a member of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers, Association of State Highway Engineers, and the International Women's Forum.