Michael Baker International Strengthens Railroad and Transit Operations in West Region with Promotion of Don Sepulveda

Firm promotes leader to VP and Deputy Market Lead to oversee West Coast operations

Los Angeles (June 1, 2017) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Don Sepulveda, P.E., has been promoted to Vice President and Deputy National Market Lead in the Railroad and Transit Practice for the firm’s West region. In this role, Mr. Sepulveda will oversee Michael Baker’s railroad and transit operations, leading business and strategic development.
Based in Michael Baker’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Sepulveda will serve as the main relationship manager for potential Class 1 railroads, transit authority clients and state Department of Transportation (DOT) Multimodal Divisions. He will help to grow the business, while developing and managing client strategies, fostering team opportunities, and leading strategic partnerships.
“Don’s valuable industry experience and knowledge will undoubtedly help Michael Baker build upon our solid foundation in railroad and transit across the West region,” said Bonnie Shepherd, Chief Practice Officer at Michael Baker. “He is a strong leader and project manager, and will work closely with teams across the company to solve complex challenges and deliver innovative solutions to new and existing clients. During his time at Michael Baker, Don has already showcased how We Make a Difference for the community through our rail and transit projects and programs.”
With more than 22 years of railroad infrastructure experience, Mr. Sepulveda has extensive knowledge in railroad safety programs and projects, capacity improvements and new transit systems. He joined Michael Baker in 2016, as Vice President, Rail and Transit Practice Lead in the firm’s West region and helped to expand the company’s transportation and rail presence in a market with multi-billion-dollar rail project growth potential. Prior to Michael Baker, Mr. Sepulveda served as Executive Officer of Regional Rail for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for five years.
Mr. Sepulveda is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
He earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the California State University at Northridge.
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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