Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennoni from January 1999 until December 2019 and is now a Senior Consultant to the firm. Tony joined Pennoni in 1986 and has more than 36 years of experience in environmental engineering, coupled with broad experience in the relationship development among the federal, state and local government levels, all of which have a stake in the success of major civil infrastructure projects. He has integrated the engineering and financial aspects of major projects into the legal, regulatory and community objectives, to the benefit of Pennoni’s diverse client base. Tony is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states, an American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow, and is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tony is a respected and recognized leader in both the local business community and the A/E/C industry as a whole. During his time on former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, Tony’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 for seven years, Tony 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 Tony the Philadelphia Business Journal “Outstanding Director” Award in 2014.
Finally, Tony has spearheaded the development of the “ASCE Grand Challenge”, a call-to-action for the civil engineering profession. As a result of his efforts, Tony recently received the ASCE President’s Award for his leadership in developing the Grand Challenge, which includes the goals of reducing our nation’s infrastructure lifecycle costs by 50% by 2025 and optimizing infrastructure investments. The award also recognized his ongoing commitment to encouraging youth to attain 21st century skills and post-secondary education, and his leadership to community and non-profit organizations. In selecting Tony for this award, the Society particularly noted his deep commitment to community service. He also received the ASCE President’s Medal in 2014 and the ASCE OPAL award in 2017. Tony recently completed certification as an Envision Sustainability Professional by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.