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Urban’s Laurel Welch Named President of ASCE’s South Jersey Branch
Publication Date
November 16th 2020, 12:00 pm

Urban is pleased to announce that Laurel Welch, PE, has been named president of the South Jersey branch of the New Jersey section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Ms. Welch is a member of Urban’s highway group in Cherry Hill.

I am proud to have been appointed by my peers to this leadership position for the South Jersey chapter of ASCE, an organization that means a great deal to me and is a leader in our engineering industry. In my new position as president, I plan to continue supporting the organization’s mission to provide essential value to our members and partners in South Jersey, and serve the public good.”

- Laurel Welch

Ms. Welch has technical experience in various aspects of highway design. Her duties include drafting engineering plans, designing ADA-compliant facilities, writing preliminary engineering reports, and assisting with quality control for plan submissions. Ms. Welch has supported projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Texas through her work at Urban. She is proficient in many software packages, including MicroStation, GEOPAK, AutoCAD, MATLAB, SolidWorks, and Adobe Photoshop. Ms. Welch graduated from the University of Florida, where she earned her degree in civil engineering.


The South Jersey Branch of the New Jersey Section of ASCE was officially established in 1975. The Branch includes Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties and all portions of Burlington County south of Spur Route 528 – now called Route 670 – and west of Route 206. The branch started with six original members and has grown to nearly 700 members today.