PSPE 2018 Awards Program

The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers recognizes performance and accomplishments of chapters, individuals, projects, and other professional organizations whose efforts have enhanced the integrity of our professional engineering society or the stature of our engineering profession.

These official PSPE awards recognize exceptional engineers. These individuals, through their efforts, are the epitome of the Professional Engineer. The PSPE Engineer of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding, distinguished engineer not necessarily only for their work for, or in, PSPE, but for their overall activities and achievements. Occupational and professional achievements, civic, political, and engineering affairs, and education represent the primary selection criteria for the Engineer of the Year award.

The Young Engineer of the Year award recognizes an outstanding engineer no older than 35 as of January 1, 2018. The evaluation criteria include collegiate achievements, professional and technical society activities, engineering experience, publications/patents, major engineering project achievements, and additional activities, such as civic, fraternal, or humanitarian endeavors.

Awards may be nominated through each PSPE chapter awards committee or President. Chapter awards nominations included in the State Awards Program Handbook available through PSPE, are due to the PSPE Awards Committee by July 27, 2018. Nominations should be submitted to PSPE Headquarters, 908 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 via email

Award recipients will be recognized at the PSPE State Engineers Conference. I encourage all PSPE chapters to submit a nominee. Questions can be directed to David K. Williams, PE, PSPE Awards Committee Chair, at cell phone (412) 855-4540, or via e-mail.

Click here to obtain an application for PSPE Engineer of the Year and PSPE Young Engineer of the Year Awards.


John A. Nawn, P.E., F.NSPE | PSPE President 2016-17

John A. Nawn, PE, FNSPE PSPE President 2016-17
John A. Nawn, PE, FNSPE
PSPE President 2016-17

Join the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers as we install our new President, John A. Nawn. We will hold a celebratory banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia – Valley Forge on Friday evening, September 23, 2016, during the Pennsylvania Professional Engineers Conference.

PE licensure is the engineering profession’s highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality. Being a licensed professional engineer means more than earning a certificate and possessing technical competence. It is a conscious commitment to hold the public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations. Under John’s leadership, PSPE will continue to provide its members with the resources needed to earn and maintain the respected PE seal.

John A. Nawn, P.E. has provided forensic engineering, accident reconstruction and expert witness services since 1994 in matters involving highway and traffic engineering, including intersections; urban and rural roadways; interstate highways; parking lots; signage, pavement marking and traffic controls; codes and zoning requirements; sidewalks and crosswalks; public utilities including sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water mains. With 25 years experience prior to joining Fleisher Forensics, Mr. Nawn served in leadership roles at a number of local civil engineering consulting firms including serving in such roles as Executive Vice President, Vice President, Chief Engineer and Managing Partner. Responsibilities have included the design, engineering and management of various traffic, transportation, highway, bridge, mass transit, railroad, environmental, municipal and construction engineering projects.

Mr. Nawn earned a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. He is a licensed professional engineer in 9 states. In 2011, he was recognized as Pennsylvania Engineer of the Year.

Mr. Nawn is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer with the Institute of Transportation Engineers; a Certified Floodplain Manager with the American Society of Floodplain Managers; a Certified Forensic Consultant, and a Fellow with the American College of Forensic Examiners; and a Fellow with the National Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Nawn’s other professional memberships include the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers where he currently serves as President -Elect.

Active in his community, Mr. Nawn is an elected Township Supervisor and presently Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in his community.

Kevin T. Campbell, PE, LEED AP – PSPE 2016 Engineer of the Year

Kevin T. Campbell, PE PSPE 2016 Engineer of the Year
Kevin T. Campbell, PE
PSPE 2016 Engineer of the Year

The PSPE State Engineer of the Year Award publicly recognizes outstanding engineers based on criteria including professional achievements, civic, political, engineering and educational contributions. The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers is proud to award Kevin T. Campbell PSPE 2016 Engineer of the Year.

Kevin T. Campbell, PE, LEED AP, is president and chief operating officer of Barry Isett & Associates, a multi-discipline engineering firm headquartered in Allentown, PA.

The immediate Past President of the LV-PSPE, he has coordinated the Lehigh Valley MathCounts since 2010 and was the co-coordinator of the 2016 statewide competition. He will be the coordinator for the 2017 and 2018 events.

He was elected to the Lehigh Valley board of directors in 2008 and quickly rose through the offices of vice president, president, and past president. He also chaired the program committee; during that time the chapter received PSPE’s Outstanding Program Award.  Named the chapter’s Engineer of the Year in 2016, Kevin earlier received the Truman Yeager Award in recognition of his service to the chapter.

Kevin joined Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. in September, 2005 as a staff management analyst – bringing with him twenty years of leadership knowledge and technical experience that would serve to improve the company’s work efficiency and resource coordination in the decade to come. He was named vice-president within his first year at the company and president/chief operating officer in 2011.

Kevin’s executive management, attained from his previous employment with Agere Systems/Lucent/AT&T and Tri-Quint Optoelectronics, is backed by degrees in Metallurgical Engineering (B.S.), Electrical Engineering (M.S.), and Business Administration (MBA). This experience has provided the ideal framework for him to accelerate the company’s productivity by providing operational, fiscal, and strategical oversight – delivered with a transparent respect for the company’s most valuable resource – its people.

Kevin frequently interacts directly with the clients to ensure that projects meet expectations and quality standards.  Under his guidance, the company has expanded its services and geographical reach, but always with commitment to repeat clientele.

Kevin is most proud of the fact that the company has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Lehigh Valley four years in a row. The honor is based solely on employee feedback through a survey conducted by the Morning Call Media Group and WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. The firm received special recognition for Work/Life Flexibility.

In 2015, Barry Isett and Associates was accorded the Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct, presented by the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace.  The annual award celebrates a company in Eastern Pennsylvania that demonstrates responsible corporate conduct in terms of legal compliance, corporate and individual accountability, commitment to stakeholders and social responsibility.

The former chair of the Lehigh Valley Steering committee of the Delaware Lehigh Valley Green Building Council, Kevin has served on the board of Lehigh Economic Assistance Program, and on the MusikFest talent selection committee and is the current treasurer of the American Wine Society – Lehigh Valley Chapter.

Kevin is the father of three children, Matthew, Lindsay and Shannon and the proud grandfather of Riley, who arrived this summer. Kevin and his wife, Michele, live in Zionsville, PA.