Pittsburgh (October 18, 2017) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced the promotion of Michael J. Conaboy, P.E., to Regional Director for the firm’s West Region. Mr. Conaboy will be based in the firm’s Santa Ana, California, office and report directly to Michael Baker’s Chief Operating Officer Dale R. Spaulding, P.E.
In his new role, Mr. Conaboy will focus on growing the West Region and is responsible for regional leadership, marketing, business development, resource allocation and acquisition, and the overall profitability and efficiency of the nearly 20 regional offices across Arizona, California, Nevada and Washington.
“Michael Baker International is firmly committed to building a Culture of Excellence that fosters growth while achieving operational excellence. Our West Region has tremendous growth potential as our Planning, Transportation and Water practices, among others, continue to deliver innovative solutions for our clients,” said Mr. Spaulding. “Utilizing Mike’s leadership capabilities in this new role will help the company reach our goals to enhance our client relationships and grow business in the West.”
Mr. Conaboy’s career with Michael Baker spans 23 years and most recently saw him serve in the role of National Practice Lead for the Water Practice. In this role, Mr. Conaboy was responsible for the implementation of the firm’s water strategies through collaboration with the regional water and management teams to expand the water practice related to the areas of water/wastewater, water treatment, distribution/collection, green infrastructure, CSO water quality, resiliency, and surface water expertise.
He began in Michael Baker’s Alexandria, Virginia, office, where he worked on a project for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has since advanced to numerous senior-level management positions at the firm. Mr. Conaboy previously 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.
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, Pennsylvania.
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.
Mr. Conaboy succeeds Anna Lantin, P.E., as Regional Director for the West Region. Ms. Lantin will transition to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Business Development, where she will support Mr. Conaboy to focus on nurturing and growing client relationships and business in the region.
“Anna has fostered strong client relationships throughout her career and I am confident that she will excel in her new role as we aim to ensure solid growth and performance on our path forward,” said Mr. Conaboy.
Ms. Lantin brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role, including managing stormwater projects in hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, watershed restoration, stormwater quality research designs, Best Management Practices (BMP) design and implementation, construction oversight, water quality monitoring, operation and maintenance, and performance data analysis.
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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