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John Wichner


Associate & Office Lead - Allentown

John Wichner serves as Office Lead for the Allentown office responsible for development of McMahon’s presence in the Lehigh Valley region.

For over 20 years, John has focused on private sector and municipal transportation projects, multimodal transportation projects, procurement of grant funding for local municipalities, and preparation of the transportation elements of land development applications for uses such as industrial, hospitals, educational facilities, commercial/retail users, residential/office complexes, and infill redevelopment projects, especially which help revitalize outdated or aging communities and act as economic drivers.  He has qualified as an expert witness in transportation engineering and has testified in over 60 municipalities throughout eastern Pennsylvania.  He champions McMahon’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s Business Development efforts in the private sector.  John’s contributions to the region earned him the Lehigh Valley Business 40 Under 40 recognition in 2015.

John has had the opportunity to be a speaker at numerous industry societies, including at the American Planning Association (PA Chapter) Annual Conference, the ITE Mid-Colonial District Annual Meeting, the ITSPA Annual Conference, the MASITE Annual Meeting, and at the Center for Excellence in Local Government (CELG) PA Land Use Institute.

John has been appointed to a third-straight term on the Montgomery County Transportation Authority, where he has served for almost 10 years.  He has also been appointed to his local municipality’s Zoning Hearing Board, where he serves as chairperson.

John and his wife are busy raising three children.  He serves as a Board member for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) program at his kids’ elementary school.  When time allows, he enjoys camping, lake life in Northeast PA, and watching any level of baseball, especially the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

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