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Urban Staff Selected for Industry Professional Leadership Programs
Publication Date
August 27th 2018, 9:00 am

Urban’s Gregory May was selected for the 2019 Leadership APTA Program; Abbey Gancz selected for the 2018 WTS Mid-Career Leadership Program


Urban is pleased to announce that Gregory May, PE, LEED AP, has been selected for the 2019 Leadership American Public Transportation Association (APTA) program, and Abbey Gancz, PE, LEED AP, has been selected for the 2018 WTS Mid-Career Leadership program. Mr. May serves as a vice president and practice leader for rail and transit at Urban, while Ms. Gancz serves as a highway engineer and project manager.


“Both Greg and Abbey have displayed many strong leadership qualities in their careers with Urban, so it is no surprise they would be selected for these prestigious programs,” said Kenneth R. Fulmer, PE, Urban’s president and CEO. “APTA and WTS are looked to for best practices, guidance, and training within our industry, so we look forward to seeing the skills Greg and Abbey will acquire as members of their next leadership training classes.”


Mr. May is experienced in all phases of engineering design and construction on a wide variety of rail projects. He has worked on projects in almost every region in the United States and has been instrumental in cultivating new opportunities for Urban with several railroad and transit agencies. Mr. May is a registered Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional. His academic studies focused on mechanical engineering at Villanova University and the University of Pittsburgh, and then on civil engineering at the University of New Haven. He was named to Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2017.


Each year, the Leadership APTA Committee selects 25 individuals to participate in an intensive year-long program that includes skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings, and web-based events. Leadership APTA is committed to identifying and selecting a diverse, broad-based group of highly motivated and dedicated industry professionals. It is a premier professional development program designed to develop and support those experienced managers and leaders aspiring to hold senior and executive leadership positions in APTA, their organizations, and the public transportation industry.


Professionally, Ms. Gancz has worked on some of Philadelphia’s most important projects for Urban, including the ARLE-funded Citywide Intersection Improvements, South Broad Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements, and the Roosevelt Boulevard Enhanced Bus Service Stations. She is trained and experienced in various elements of highway design. Her duties have included design of right-of-way, construction, traffic control, erosion and sedimentation control, and stormwater management plans. She has also designed and reviewed ADA ramps and pedestrian facilities for compliance on several projects.


WTS International began its Mid-Career Leadership Program, ’Leadership for the 21st Century,’ in 2000. This is one of WTS International's premier leadership development opportunities. It was created by an expert team of professionals and is geared toward women with promise for higher levels of responsibility and leadership. This program is an opportunity for WTS to contribute to the professional development of women who have demonstrated the interest and potential to enhance their leadership skills and advance within the industry.