Urban is pleased to announce that Jennifer Waters, PE, LEED AP, has been welcomed as a member of the Forum of Executive Women. The organization is a network of more than 500 women leaders in the Greater Philadelphia Region with the mission to bring together and leverage the influence of professional women and expand their impact.
“I am honored to be joining the other business leaders in the Forum and look forward to the many programs and special offerings the organization provides,” Ms. Waters said. “I am extremely grateful to the members of the Forum for this opportunity and to Dianne Semingson, president and CEO of DLS International and Mia Fioravanti, vice president of corporate affairs for Hilco Redevelopment Partners, for sponsoring my Forum membership. I am thrilled to be part of this distinguished group of women and be a voice and representative of the A/E/C industry.”
Ms. Waters has been with Urban for over 20 years and serves as an associate vice president and office manager for the firm’s Philadelphia and Montgomery County locations. She provides 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. Waters is a registered Professional Engineer in six states and has years of diverse environmental and sustainability experience. Her background includes providing sustainable solutions to complex infrastructure, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and recreational property development/redevelopment projects. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental systems engineering from Penn State and her master’s in engineering management from Drexel University. Ms. Waters is currently a board member of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals Philadelphia Chapter and is also co-chair of Urban’s Women’s Professional Network, an organization whose mission is “to provide professional guidance to all women within Urban through mentoring and networking.”
The Forum of Executive Women began in 1977 as a connecting point for the handful of Philadelphia-area women in corporate leadership roles. It represents various segments of the business community – from finance to manufacturing, from government to healthcare, from nonprofits to communication, from the professions to technology.