ASHE Southwest Penn was established in 1963 by Claude E. Bradley, Maintenance Superintendent for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Claude envisioned an ASHE section encompassing PennDOT District 12-0 and with this vision, he created the 5th Chapter of ASHE.
Soon after ASHE Southwest Penn’s start, consultant engineers learned of the chapter and membership numbers grew rapidly. Today, there are approximately 315 members, led by a dedicated cadre of Officers and Board members.
Our membership is diverse, but we are making a concerted effort to reach out to young professionals – our future leaders. Our Section will prosper with their involvement, and we are excited to provide mentorship to, and to learn from our young members.
The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.