Urban Engineers is pleased to announce that Diane Purdy, PE, has been promoted to associate vice president and office manager of the firm’s State College location. She has served as a senior project manager and bridge engineer at Urban and has more than 30 years of experience.
“Diane is an accomplished professional with excellent technical and interpersonal skills,” said Mark Kinnee, PE, senior vice president and COO for horizontal services at Urban. “It was a logical step to promote her to this new position as she continues to be a leader throughout central Pennsylvania. It is a promotion well earned.”
In her new role, Ms. Purdy will be responsible for the viability and success of the firm’s State College office. She will provide leadership to and work directly with general managers in all areas of project management, business development, training, mentoring, and other tasks necessary for the growth of the firm in the region.
Ms. Purdy is proud to be a representative Urban’s central Pennsylvania operation. A Professional Engineer registered in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia, she earned her bachelor’s degree in structural design and construction engineering from Pennsylvania State University. A Harrisburg-area native, she is happy to call State College home today. Her professional experience includes managing and designing transportation projects, bridges, transit facilities, and building structures. Ms. Purdy has expertise in advancing projects from preliminary to final design and preparing contract documents. Additionally, her previous responsibilities have included client development, strategic teaming, and staff development.