Firm Drives Growth in Water Practice with Focus on Expertise, Experience and Innovation
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date: April 24, 2017
Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced the promotion of Michael J. Conaboy, P.E., to Senior Vice President and National Water Practice Lead. In this position, he is responsible for the implementation of the firm’s water strategies and works in collaboration with the regional water and management teams to expand the firm’s water practice related to the areas of water/wastewater, water treatment, distribution/collection, green infrastructure, CSO water quality, resiliency and surface water expertise. Mr. Conaboy also serves as the firm’s subject matter expert and advises project teams on developing innovative solutions for clients that cover the entire spectrum of the water cycle.
Mr. Conaboy is based in the firm’s Hamilton, New Jersey office and reports to Bonnie Shepherd, Executive Vice President and Chief Practice Officer.
“Michael Baker understands the critical challenges facing public and private agencies and communities as the nation’s infrastructure continues to age,” said Ms. Shepherd. “Mike’s strong operational experience in diverse markets and practices, his demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to excellence, and his ability to direct his team’s application of state-of-the-art water technologies will further ensure We Make a Difference by integrating sustainable and environmentally appropriate ways for clients to stay ahead of aging infrastructure challenges.”
Mr. Conaboy’s career with Michael Baker spans 23 years and began in the Alexandria, Virginia office, where he worked on a project for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Most recently, he served as Area Executive for New York and New Jersey, where he oversaw professionals in planning, traffic, ITS, GIT, water, environmental, civil/highway, architecture, structures, geotechnical, pavement, and construction management. He also served as Vice President and Office Executive for the firm’s New Jersey operation which has offices in Hamilton and Newark. Additional work with the firm’s New Jersey operations included: flood studies; drainage design; stormwater management; National Environmental Policy Act documentation; environmental permitting; highways; and as director of engineering and quality management; and operations manager.
“I look forward to taking the reins of the water practice and leveraging the firm’s collective expertise to develop solutions that address our client’s most critical water-related issues,” said Mr. Conaboy. “Michael Baker’s record of success developing and implementing solutions that cover the full spectrum of the water cycle is critically important as the firm continues to innovate and develop new and better ways to efficiently store, convey and manage this important resource.”
Mr. Conaboy has volunteered his time and expertise to numerous organizations including: the American Society of Civil Engineers; the American Council of Engineering Companies; Engineers Without Borders; and the Association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. He also has served as an adjunct professor of hydrology and hydraulics for graduate-school programs at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which include planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life-cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com
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Contact: Justin Falce