Edward M. D’Alba, PE, President and CEO of Urban Engineers (Urban), and Carol Martsolf, PE, LEED® AP, Manager of Training, have been elected to WTS Philadelphia Chapter’s Advisory Board. They join seven other nominees on the Board of Directors, which include key regional transportation leaders Rina Cutler, City of Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Facilities; Joe Casey, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority General Manager; and Mark Gale, Philadelphia International Airport CEO, among others.
“The Chapter is excited to launch our Advisory Board and is pleased to welcome long-time supporters, Ed D’Alba and Carol Martsolf, to the Board,” Carol Rose, WTS Philadelphia Chapter President, said.
Advisory Board Members are WTS members and non-members who have been active with the Philadelphia Chapter and who can offer their expertise, insight, and access to other key people within the transportation industry to assist the chapter in advancing the its mission.
Mr. D’Alba is one of the region’s most vocal advocates for transportation and a staunch supporter of WTS initiatives. “Having just one Urban Engineer nominated and elected to the Advisory Board is an honor,” D’Alba said. “Having two is an amazing opportunity for which we are grateful. We look forward to helping make a positive difference in the industry.”
Ms. Martsolf has been an active member of WTS since she joined the Philadelphia Chapter Board 18 years ago as Archives Chair. Since then, she has served several roles, including Scholarship Chair, Secretary, Vice President, and then President from 2007 to 2009. In 2002, she was honored as the organization’s Member of the Year. “WTS has been, and continues to be, a significant part of my career and professional and personal life,” she said. “I’m ecstatic that I can continue to participate in advancing the purpose and goals of the Philadelphia Chapter.”
The nine Advisory Board members were nominated and appointed by a majority of the Philadelphia Board and hold a three-year term – with the exception of the originating Board, which will have staggered appointments. Advisory Board members commit to attend twice a year meetings with the rest of the Board members. Members remain available to respond to inquiries from the Philadelphia President and Advisory Board Chairs.
About WTS: Founded in1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 5,000 members–both men and women–WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.