Michael Baker International Expands North Carolina Planning Practice with New Environmental Expert

William Rice II Joins the Company as Environmental Planning Lead

Location: Cary, NC
Date: October 22, 2014

Michael Baker International is pleased to announce that William Rice II, CEI, has joined the Cary, North Carolina office as Environmental Planning Lead.  In this role, Mr. Rice will use his extensive industry experience to expand the Company’s Planning Practice by identifying business opportunities and managing and delivering environmental services to clients.  The addition of Mr. Rice to the Planning team will allow the North Carolina offices to leverage the breadth of the Company’s top tier environmental planning capabilities in the region and better determine new market opportunities.

Mr. Rice is a dynamic environmental planning leader with over 20 years of experience in developing and guiding domestic and international organizations, leading a diverse array of projects and programs, creatively solving problems, and developing new business.  Most recently, Mr. Rice was the Environmental Planning Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. where he supervised and trained a team of planners on NEPA, SEPA, and the NEPA/Section 404 Merger Process.  He was also responsible for managing multi-million dollar NEPA and SEPA projects and for all environmental and planning marketing and business development efforts with federal, state, and municipal clients.

Mr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Urban Studies and a Master of Arts in Geography/Environmental Sciences from California State University at Fullerton.  He is a Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI), a member of the American Planning Association (APA), and a member of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP).

Charlie Flowe, Office Executive for Michael Baker International’s North Carolina offices stated, “Bill’s track record of success and proven expertise in Environmental Planning will be an asset not only to the Planning group in the North Carolina offices, but also companywide.  His strong technical capabilities coupled with the supportive infrastructure of the Company will allow the firm to provide environmental planning services on an even larger scale.”

Michael Baker International is an industry leader in the environmental field, with expertise spanning from the eastern U.S. to the west region, where CEQA and NEPA experts Glenn Lajoie and Kevin Thomas lead teams that serve hundreds of public agencies and private organizations in the environmental sciences for projects ranging from desalination facilities to master planned developments.

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. 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 over $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked  as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by McGraw Hill’s Engineering News-Record. To learn more about Michael Baker International visit: www.mbakerintl.com

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