Michael Baker International Strengthens Operations in Louisville with Appointment of Patty Dunaway, P.E., as Office Executive
Louisville, KY – Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Patty Dunaway, P.E., has joined the firm as Office Executive in Louisville, Ky. In this role, Ms. Dunaway will be responsible for developing, overseeing and managing Michael Baker’s growth throughout Kentucky, including oversight of several high-profile projects within the state and region. She also will manage client relationships and provide leadership to expand the capabilities of the office by growing its existing services, markets and client base.
“Kentucky faces numerous infrastructure challenges and Michael Baker will continue to assess the needs of our clients with solutions that connect communities and improve accessibility across the state,” said Kenton Zinn, P.E., S.E., Vice President and Regional Director for Michael Baker International’s Great Lakes Region. “Patty is incredibly well-versed in the infrastructure needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky based on her years of service to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). Her extensive managerial and engineering experience will help set Michael Baker apart with our clients as We Make a Difference in Kentucky.”
Ms. Dunaway brings more than 27 years of experience to her role at Michael Baker. Prior to joining Michael Baker, Ms. Dunaway worked in roles of increasing responsibility for the KYTC, a state-funded agency tasked with building and maintaining federal and state highways. As a State Highway Engineer, she was responsible for all aspects of the Department of Highways across Kentucky’s 120 counties. In this role, she managed 4,000 employees who performed all phases of transportation work on nearly 28,000 miles of roadway and 14,000 structures and an operating budget of $767 million. Prior to working as a State Highway Engineer, Ms. Dunaway spent nearly a decade as a Chief District Engineer for the KYTC, where she was responsible for all aspects of the District 4 Department of Highways Office, which covered 11 counties, a staff of 305 employees and an operating budget of $22 million.
“I embrace the opportunity to join the versatile Michael Baker team in Louisville as we utilize our full continuum of solutions to deliver exceptional service and results for our clients,” added Ms. Dunaway. “Through our collaborative approach and innovative solutions, Michael Baker is poised to support the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s infrastructure growth opportunities.”
Ms. Dunaway earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. She is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and was honored as state’s Young Engineer of the Year in 2011.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and the company’s more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.