August 31, 2016
Michael Baker International Environmental Manager Receives Corporate Eagle Award from Florida Airport Council
Mariben Andersen was recognized by the Florida Airport Council (FAC) with the Corporate Eagle Award for her outstanding contributions to the aviation industry and for her active participation with FAC for the past 15 years. Andersen, an environmental manager in Michael Baker’s Tampa, Fla., office, accepted the award during FAC’s 47th Annual Conference and Exposition on July 20.
Andersen has been an active participant of the FAC for the past 15 years, serving as a member of the environmental, facilities, general aviation, education and corporate committees, as well as a chair of the J. Bryan Cooper Environmental Award committee. She has helped to coordinate organization events, author articles and reports, and lead new processes and industry advancement.
As a scientist for more than 34 years, with 17 years dedicated to the aviation industry, Andersen has extensive experience in conducting biological and environmental assessments and is a Federal Aviation Administration-qualified Airport Wildlife Hazard Assessment biologist. Andersen’s regulatory experience includes the design, permitting and construction of wetland mitigation areas for aviation development projects, development of airport environmental assessments and master plans, and processing dredge and fill permits in federal waters. Andersen has worked at more than 75 airports on various projects with wildlife and wetland impacts and on several Airport Stormwater Pollution Preventions Plans and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plans.