PITTSBURGH – May 24, 2012
WTS International has honored Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR) with its prestigious Employer of the Year recognition.
“We are extremely proud of this honor as it has long been a commitment at Baker to help advance future generations of transportation leaders,” said Bradley L. Mallory, president and chief executive officer, Michael Baker Corporation.
Forty Baker employees are Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) members representing 16 different chapters – and approximately 40 percent of them hold leadership positions. Baker has financially sponsored all 16 chapters in varying degrees, as well as offered its marketing, graphic design and administrative time and materials for various chapter needs. Baker was supportive in founding several of the WTS chapters, including San Antonio, Northeast Ohio and Utah.
In addition to winning the WTS 2012 award for Employer of the Year, Michael Baker Corporation has been honored at the chapter level by Greater NY (2006), Atlanta (2007), Colorado (2010), Connecticut Valley (2011), and Central Pennsylvania (2011) as Employer of the Year. Baker employee Colleen Turner has been recognized as WTS Baltimore Member of the Year (2011). In the last decade, at least four Baker employees have been selected to attend the prestigious WTS Leadership Program, and Baker has consistently attended every WTS annual conference.
Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Boasting nearly 5,000 members--both men and women--WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry.
Michael Baker Corporation (http://www.mbakercorp.com/) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.
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