Baker International’s Schlesinger Appointed Vice-Chair of ACEC Committee

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: March 10, 2014

Michael Baker International Vice President Capt. Bob Schlesinger, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, U.S. Navy (Retired) has been appointed to the position of Co-Vice Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Federal Agencies & Procurement Advocacy Committee. Schlesinger’s term will begin during the ACEC Annual Convention, April 27-30, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Schlesinger’s role will be to contribute to fulfilling the goals for this committee to promote ACEC’s business and legislative objectives with federal agencies to enhance and protect the industry, promote enhanced infrastructure financing at federal agencies, and  establish and/or maintain communications and partnering agreements as appropriate with federal agencies regarding procurement, contracting and best practices.

“Bob’s extensive government experience and knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) funding and procurement processes will be a benefit to both ACEC and Baker International,” said Dave Martin, senior vice president, Federal Division manager at Baker International. “Balanced procurement policies will allow for the engineering community to continue being competitive and profitable across the spectrum of Federal Government programs.”

Schlesinger is currently vice president and Navy/Marine Corps Business Development Leader for Baker International’s DoD Market.  He 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 Baker 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 ACEC
The American Council of Engineering Companies ( 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.

About Michael Baker International, LLC
Michael Baker International, LLC (Baker International), 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. Baker 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.  With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Michael Baker International visit:

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