Region 2 Governor Official Nominee

Portrait of John Caperilla,

Vision statement

Through my various leadership positions over the years, I’ve always had three goals in mind: identify opportunities in which the organization can grow, give members more ways to get involved, and establish partnerships with peer interest groups and societies. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley region professionally in early 2014, I have had the opportunity to get more involved with ASCE locally with the Lehigh Valley Section and on a state level with the Pennsylvania State Council.

As Governor I would like to continue to engage in Government Relations/Affairs and try to get more members, in particular current students and younger members, involved in advocacy. I also believe there is an opportunity to explore if there is an interest for members who reside in an area that is outside a particular section’s home base to become more involved in ASCE by establishing a Branch in their area. In addition, I would like to see if we can re-activate branches in the Region that are inactive since we were able to successfully re-establish the Reading Branch.

Biographical statement

Education

  • A.S. Engineering Science, Montgomery County Community College, 2001
  • B.S.E.T. Civil Engineering Technology, Temple University, 2003
  • Certificate, Construction Management, Drexel University, 2005

Certification and licenses

  • Engineer-In-Training

Work experience

  • Project Manager, McTish, Kunkel & Associates, Allentown, PA, 2020-present
  • Project Manager, CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, Pottstown, PA, 2019-2020
  • Project Manager, Borton-Lawson, Bethlehem, PA, 2014-2019
  • Highway Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Valley Forge, PA, 2006-2014
  • Estimator/Project Engineer Allan A. Myers, Worcester, PA, 2002-2005

ASCE involvement

Local-level

  • President, ASCE Reading Branch, 2017-present
  • Treasurer, ASCE Pennsylvania State Council, 2020-present
  • Government Affairs Committee Chair, ASCE Lehigh Valley Section, 2015-present
  • President, ASCE Lehigh Valley Section, 2016-2017
  • Vice Chair, ASCE Pennsylvania State Council, 2017-2020
  • Co-Chair, ASCE 2018 Report Card on Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure

Other volunteer activities

  • Regional Director, American Society of Highway Engineers, Delaware Valley Section, 2020-present
  • Industrial Advisory Committee Member, Temple University College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, 2018-present
  • Immediate Past President, Montgomery County Community College Alumni Association, 2018-present
  • President, Board of Directors, Genesis Women’s Clinic, 2016-present
  • Elder & Treasurer, Limerick Chapel, 2020-present

Awards

  • ASCE ERYMC, Outstanding Younger Member in Government Relations, 2017
  • American Society of Highway Engineers National Young Member of the Year, 2016
  • ASCE Lehigh Valley Section Young Engineer of the Year, 2015
  • Selected as one of 50 Fabulous Representatives of Montgomery County Community College’s Outstanding Alumni, 2014