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WTS Philadelphia Annual Gala

WTS Philadelphia annually honors achievement in the industry at its popular Awards Dinner. The Chapter recognizes individuals, firms, agencies, and projects that have made extraordinary contributions to the regional  transportation network. Student scholarships are also presented at this popular professional event. In years past, over $20,000 in educational grants have been allocated.
 

Congratulations to all of our 2019 award winners!

(Please note, information below is from 2019 as we did not hold a 2020 event due to Covid-19 restrictions.)

 
WOMAN OF THE YEAR 

Clarena Tolson
Deputy Executive Director
Philadelphia Parking Authority

MAN OF THE YEAR 

Jeffrey Knueppel, PE
General Manager
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

MEMBER OF THE YEAR 

Abbey Gancz, PE
Project Manager
Urban Engineers, Inc.

DIVERSITY AWARD

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week
City of Philadelphia, Office of Economic Opportunity

PHILADELPHIA AWARD

Joseph Guzzi, Jr., PMP (Posthumous)
Vice President
HNTB Corporation

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Rybinski Engineering

INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF THE YEAR 

Frankford Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation
Monica Harrower, PennDOT | Kristin Caparra, AECOM | Candace Funston, TranSystems | Meg Sherman, PE, TranSystems | Colleen Meiswich, A.D. Marble & Compan

 

Note: The winning recipients from each WTS chapter may be submitted to WTS International for the International Awards presented at the Annual Conference.

For additional information or to get involved in our Awards & Recognition Committee, please contact our Committee Director, AnnMarie Vigilante, at Awards@WTSPhiladelphia.org.