Michael A. Morgan, PE, PP, PTOE, has been named “Civil Engineer of the Year” by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Jersey Branch. Morgan is a vice president and business unit manager of Gannett Fleming’s South Plainfield, NJ office operations. He has been a valued member of Gannett Fleming for 19 years, and has managed many of the firm’s transportation projects for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ TRANSIT, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
ASCE North Jersey Branch presents their “Civil Engineer of the Year” award to an individual who has contributed substantially to the advancement of the civil engineering profession.
A dynamic leader with the highest ethical standards, Morgan more than fits the criteria. He has managed the planning, environmental assessment, design and construction support of major high-profile NJ transportation improvement projects. These projects involved preparing preliminary conceptual design packages; conducting alternatives analysis; developing Problem Statements and Purpose and Need Statements; designing signalized intersections, complex highway interchanges and bridges; conducting Environmental Assessments; preparing Environmental Impact Statements; securing environmental permits; and implementing public/stakeholder outreach programs.
“Mike’s integrity, commitment to excellence, and passion for the engineering profession is contagious and serves as an example to the young engineers he mentors and inspires,” said James Laurita, PE, senior vice president and Northeast region transportation director. “Gannett Fleming is proud to have him set a shining example for our team.”
Morgan is a Civil Engineering graduate of Villanova University, and earned his Master of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a registered Institute of Transportation Engineers’ PTOE; a NJ Professional Planner; and a Professional Engineer in NJ, NY, and CT. He also serves as an active member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Highway Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He actively participates on a number these societies’ subcommittees, and is currently serving on the team updating the ASCE New Jersey Infrastructure Report Card.