Pennoni President to Receive OPAL Award

Pennoni President to Receive OPAL Award

Reston, Va.–Anthony S. Bartolomeo, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, President and CEO of Pennoni Associates, Inc. (Pennoni), will be honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as one of five 2017 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) award winners. Bartolomeo is being honored for leading the development of the ASCE Grand Challenge to reduce our nation’s infrastructure lifecycle costs by 50% by 2025, encouraging youth to attain 21st century skills and post-secondary education, and for his ongoing commitment and leadership to community and non-profit organizations. He will receive the award on March 16, 2017, during ASCE’s annual OPAL Gala in Arlington, Va.

“Anthony is an exceptional leader committed to excellence in everything he does.  Pennoni has been overwhelmingly successful and is a coveted place to work, thanks to his dedication and expert leadership,” said Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI. F. ASCE, president of ASCE. 

Bartolomeo is a respected and recognized leader in both the Greater Philadelphia region and the A/E/C industry as a whole. During his time on former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, Bartolomeo’s efforts directly contributed to greater measures regarding the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible extraction and use of unconventional natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania.

In addition, as Past Chairman of the Board of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) for seven years, Bartolomeo was instrumental in accelerating global business growth for companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Under his direction, the WTGCP assisted companies in generating more than $1 billion in increased export sales, creating more than 12,500 jobs. The growth and success of the WTCGP during his tenure reflects his dedication and support for the organization, earning Bartolomeo the Philadelphia Business Journal “Outstanding Director” Award in 2014.

Under Bartolomeo’s leadership, Pennoni, a multidiscipline engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, has grown to more than 1,200 employees in over 30 offices across the country. Offering a variety of planning, design and construction services, the firm is committed to delivering projects that are innovative and resilient, that are cost-effective throughout their duration of use, and meet stringent standards of quality. Across all market sectors, Pennoni works with project owners, end users, stakeholders, and teaming partners to develop solutions that help to close the ever widening infrastructure gap, truly making Pennoni a “Partners For What’s Possible.”

Bartolomeo joined Pennoni in 1986 and has more than 40 years of engineering experience. Bartolomeo holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and urban engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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