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Engineers' Club of Philadelphia

Christopher J. Menna, PE

Secretary (2013-2015)
City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets

Chris is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Design, and Construction at the Community College of Philadelphia, where he teaches undergraduate and certificate construction management and technology courses. He has over 17 years of heavy civil design and construction experience, mostly with bridges. For the past 14 years, Chris has been employed by the City of Philadelphia, Department of Streets, Bridge Section. He currently serves as Engineer of Design – one of the Assistants to the Chief Bridge Engineer. In this position, he manages the in-house design capabilities of the unit and is responsible to produce complete plans, specification, and estimate packages for all City owned bridges. In addition, he oversees the bridge rating program for some 160 structures, as well as managing the oversize/overweight hauling permit program for the City. In addition, Chris has also operated his own part-time consulting business, Menna Engineers and Associates, since 2002.

Chris has been very active in the Delaware Valley Engineering Community for well over 15 years. He has been heavily involved with Philadelphia ASCE and has held positions of YMF President and Section President. He currently serves as a Region 2 Governor. Chris has been on the Board of the Engineers’ Club for nine years. Chris’ interests have primarily been Engineers Week events, Engineers Week Banners, Science Fairs, Future City, and other service events. He is a 2002 Mulford-Neal-Payne (now the Walter G. Neal Memorial) Scholarship recipient and the 2003 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year.

Chris obtained a MS in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in December 1999. He also earned an AS in Civil Engineering Technology from Spring Garden College in December 1991 as well as a BS in Civil Engineering from Temple University in May 1994. Chris lives with his wife Felicia, daughter Emilia, and son Christopher, Jr. in the Roxborough Section of Philadelphia. His wife Felicia is a homemaker and part-time teacher. While many of Chris’ immediate family are mechanically inclined and have worked in the automotive and machining trades, he is the first engineer in his family.