Michael Baker International's Bob Schlesinger appointed Chair of ACEC committee

PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has appointed Michael Baker International's Bob Schlesinger, P.E., LEED® AP BD+C to Chair of the Federal Agencies & Procurement Advocacy Committee. Schlesinger, a senior vice president and Federal, U.S. Navy market lead will serve a one-year term that begins during the ACEC Annual Convention, April 19-22, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

As Chair, Schlesinger provides leadership to fulfill the Committee's goals of promoting ACEC's business, legislative, funding and communications objectives with federal agencies.

"ACEC is very pleased to have Bob's leadership on this key committee," said ACEC President and CEO Dave Raymond. "His broad experience in federal markets and keen insights on procurement policy will be critical in helping to shape the engineering industry's agenda before Congress and the agencies."

Schlesinger is a retired Navy captain with 29 years of service, and was the commanding officer of NAVFAC Northwest and the Navy Region Northwest Director of Facilities and Environment prior to joining Michael Baker International in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered Professional Engineer in civil engineering in the states of Washington and Rhode Island.

About Michael Baker International, LLC

Michael Baker International, LLC is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services which includes 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 5,000 employees in over 90 locations located across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more visit www.mbakerintl.com

About ACEC

The American Council of Engineering Companies (www.acec.org) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

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