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2007 Hall of Fame Inductee: C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, PE

C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, P.E., has more than 40 years of experience in civil engineering, planning and related disciplines with particular interest in municipal and land planning, design and construction.  Mr. Pennoni received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and an honorary Doctorate from DrexelUniversity.  He was employed by Albright and Friel Consulting Engineers, the City of Philadelphia and C & J Construction Company prior to founding Pennoni Associates Inc. in 1966.  Mr. Pennoni is currently Chairman of Pennoni Associates Inc., Consulting Engineers, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm focusing on civil infrastructure systems and employing 800 professionals and support staff with 21 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Maryland, and New York.

Mr. Pennoni has been president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); a Trustee and president of United Engineering Trustees, Inc. (UET); president of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and a member of the United States Council for International Engineering Practice (USCIEP); served on the Engineering Advisory Boards of Widener University, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and is a Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of Drexel University where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer in the academic year 1994/95.  Mr. Pennoni is also on the boards of Parke Bank, GCA Services, Inc., the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, the PENJERDEL Council and is currently President of the American Society of Civil Engineers Foundation.

Mr. Pennoni is a licensed engineer in several states.  He has taught strength of materials and structural design at TempleUniversity, lectured at numerous colleges and universities and authored 42 papers (7 refereed) on the subjects of engineering, planning, ethics, and professional development.  He is a recipient of the ASCE Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition and William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Awards, Drexel University A.J. Drexel Award, the National Society of Professional Engineers Professional Development Award, the George Washington Medal of the Engineers Club of Philadelphia and Robert Morris Citizenship and the Excellence in Education Awards of the Boy Scouts of America and the March of Dimes Service to Humanity Award, a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi.  He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2000, an honor bestowed on less than one tenth of one percent of all engineers in the US. Mr. Pennoni is also a former Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year (1985.)