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New director of Southeast region offers wide industry experience
Michael Baker Intl. announced that Jennifer Lewis, P.E., joined the firm as director of the company’s Southeast region. Michael Baker’s Southeast region consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Lewis, a 22-year veteran of the engineering industry in central Florida, will be based in Orlando, Fla, and will lead a business development strategy in the region, which offers significant growth opportunities. Working with close to 200 Michael Baker colleagues already located in the region, she will oversee client satisfaction, marketing, resource allocation and acquisition, talent management and development, and the overall efficiency and profitability of the company’s activities in the region. As director of the Southeast region, Lewis will report to Michael Baker’s chief operating officer, Brian Lutes.
“Jennifer’s technical expertise and experience in forging strong relationships with clients across Florida give her a distinct competitive advantage in expanding Michael Baker’s footprint significantly across the Southeast region,” said Kurt Bergman, Michael Baker Intl. CEO.
“We welcome Jennifer’s strong combination of business development and project management skills, which will further elevate Michael Baker’s reputation in the Southeast,” said Lutes. “She has fostered professional growth among the teams she has managed and built her impressive portfolio with a variety of marquee projects and clients.”
Lewis most recently served as associate vice president for T.Y. Lin Intl. in Orlando, where she was responsible for growing the company’s transportation business and leading business development efforts in the region. During her tenure, she won seven design-build transportation projects in less than four years, totaling more than $500 million in construction. She also served as project manager for four of those seven projects, in addition to managing engineering and administrative staff in Orlando and Tampa, Fla.
Additional roles include serving as the Central Florida area manager for Parsons Transportation Group and as director of engineering and business development for Eisman and Russo.
Lewis also has contributed her time to multiple professional organizations, including the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, the Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Florida Engineering Society, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Design Build Institute of America.
“This is an amazing opportunity to work with the industry’s top talent and to help build Michael Baker’s legacy in the Southeast,” said Lewis.
Lewis is a registered professional engineer and certified project manager, as well as certified in work zone traffic control. She earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida. She also is a graduate of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute.