PITTSBURGH, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Malcolm Dougherty, P.E., has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and National Transportation Practice Lead. In this role, Mr. Dougherty will drive the strategic direction, growth and performance of the practice and will lead an integrated team of regional transportation and management professionals in all aspects of transportation, including: Highways (State Departments of Transportation), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Smart Transportation. He will have direct oversight of the firm's National Practice Leaders for Aviation and Railroad/Transit and will facilitate the ongoing growth of the transportation business.
Mr. Dougherty will be based in the firm's Santa Ana, Calif., office, and will report to Bonnie Shepherd, Executive Vice President and Chief Practice Officer.
"Michael Baker International is renowned for addressing our clients' toughest transportation challenges with innovative solutions that sustain and improve our nation's infrastructure," said Ms. Shepherd. "Malcolm's broad hands-on experience working with governments and municipalities, directing large infrastructure projects and his national leadership in emerging technology-driven trends such as connected and autonomous vehicles, make him a strong addition to our Practice Leadership Team and will further position Michael Baker as a transportation industry leader."
Mr. Dougherty brings more than 25 years of transportation industry experience to Michael Baker. For the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), he held roles of increasing responsibility that culminated in his most recent position as Director. In this role, he was responsible for the maintenance and operations of more than 50,000 lane miles of roadway in the State Highway System and the delivery of an $11.4 billion construction portfolio. He also had overall fiscal responsibility for the Department's budget of more than $10 billion and 20,000 employees.
Prior to his appointment to Director, Mr. Dougherty served as Chief Deputy Director and Chief Engineer at Caltrans, where he honed his leadership skills by advising the Department Director on all aspects of policy and operations. He represented the department at meetings and hearings and with the executive team on administrative priorities related to the state transportation system.
"With many cities and states across the nation facing unprecedented challenges that are the direct result of failing transportation infrastructures, the need for innovative solutions has never been greater," said Mr. Dougherty. "I look forward to working with my colleagues across Michael Baker to devise strategies that address our clients' challenges with innovative and emerging technologies at the forefront of our solutions."
Mr. Dougherty holds numerous affiliations and certifications, including: Past Chair of the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Executive Committee, Chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Construction, Chair of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America, AASHTO, and the California Public Works. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the past President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO).
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California.
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