Philadelphia — Gregory Kelly, president and CEO of the U.S., Central and South America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been appointed to the CEO Council for Growth in Philadelphia, a group of business, higher education, and civic leaders committed to enhancing economic growth and prosperity in the 11-county region across northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Kelly oversees a workforce of 7,600 employees in more than 100 offices. Some of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s recent projects in the greater Philadelphia region include the master plan for the redevelopment of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia; construction inspection services for the “missing link” of I-95/I-276 north of Philadelphia; the widening of a 35-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County, New Jersey; and the replacement of the Bear Tavern Road and Jacobs Creek bridges in Mercer County, New Jersey.

The CEO Council is an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, influencing regional and national policy through advocacy.

“It’s an honor to be named to the CEO Council,” Kelly stated. “I believe strongly in the organization’s goals and objectives and feel I can contribute to many of its most pressing initiatives, especially its goal is to leverage Philadelphia’s energy and manufacturing assets in order to establish the region as the nation’s next energy hub as well as advocacy for sustained or increased funding transportation initiatives. These efforts are of vital importance to the economic viability of the greater Philadelphia region.”

According to Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the CEO Council for Growth, “The CEO Council’s advocacy initiatives are geared to fuel economic development in Philadelphia. As head of one of the leading engineering and professional consulting companies in the country, Greg Kelly is eminently qualified to help us shape and move forward with our energy and mobility initiatives.”

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is currently engaged with the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team, a multi-industry energy consortium of more than 80 business, public sector, labor and academic leaders assembled by the CEO Council for Growth.

Active in the infrastructure services industry, Kelly frequently speaks on engineering and construction issues and is a member of the executive boards of many leading industry organizations. Elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2014, he is also a member of the Construction Industry Roundtable and on the board of directors of the New York Building Congress, Regional Plan Association, the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure and the Design Professionals Coalition.