About the Chairman's Award

Michael Baker International’s Chairman’s Award, our Company’s highest honor, was established in 2018 to recognize employees who exemplify our Wolf Pack philosophy—that we are stronger together—and who have made exemplary contributions to our Company.

Each of the winners is a stellar member of our Wolf Pack and an example of what we mean when we talk about Michael Baker’s standard of excellence. Congratulations to this year's winners!

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2023 Winners

Genevieve  Cahill
Award Blue Ribbon

Genevieve Cahill

Business Developer/Sales and Marketing Director
Boston, Massachusetts

Genevieve is a high-energy, extremely positive member of our Wolf Pack who consistently delivers for her team. She knows the Northeast Region well and consequently has a vast clients and teaming partner network. Since Genevieve joined Michael Baker five years ago, we have engaged with many new clients and firms. Her insight on what’s happening in the industry has been beneficial and rewarding. She makes it a priority to remain client focused and has fostered important personal relationships with key contacts while also facilitating connections among our Regions and practices. The Northeast Region’s record-breaking year reflects Genevieve’s tireless work ethic and her 24/7 focus on winning for Michael Baker.

"Genevieve represents the best of Michael Baker and loves to win. She always has positive intent and helps her colleagues and clients whenever there is a need – and does it with a smile. She displays relentless effort to help our company grow." – Magdy Hagag, Northeast Regional Director

Alfonso (Al)  Riera
Award Blue Ribbon

Alfonso (Al) Riera

Regional Market Lead – Army
Dallas, Texas

Throughout Al’s 15 years with Michael Baker, he has focused on engaging with clients and colleagues to build long-term industry relationships to grow our business. Al’s leadership style attracts top talent and inspires them to go the extra mile – as he does. He has a reputation for treating others with respect, dignity and diplomacy. He understands how to communicate effectively and manage teams well. People want to be on Al’s team because they know it’s going to be successful with him at the helm. He has been instrumental in leading and capturing projects with the USACE Fort Worth District, the USACE Tulsa District and the Texas Facilities Commission, among others.

"Al Riera is an exceptional leader who builds trust, inspires excellence and delivers impact. He exemplifies the gold standard in client management by building long-term industry relationships that have substantially grown our Federal business in the Southern Region. He is a true asset to Michael Baker International." - Jason Sipes, Office Executive – Dallas

Joseph Snyder
Award Blue Ribbon

Joseph Snyder

Department Manager – Aviation
Norcross, Georgia

Joseph represents our Wolf Pack culture every day. Under his leadership, Michael Baker continues to be the #1 Aviation/Civil Consultant at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – a client for 20 years. He lifts the entire Aviation team to greater heights. Joseph’s mentorship and training of his team members, particularly early career professionals, builds their experience and overall knowledge about the Aviation industry, creating a stronger Michael Baker team and a deeper pool of talent to serve our clients.

“Joseph’s leadership brings out the best in his team, which encounters demanding schedules and intricate projects at every turn. Through it all, he has demonstrated that a great team with a united focus can achieve anything.” - Quintin Watkins, Office Executive – Norcross