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Michael Baker International Promotes Two Leaders in Mid-Atlantic Region

COLUMBIA, SC — Michael Baker International announces that John Walsh, P.E., has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and Reneé Tison, P.E., has been named Vice President and Office Executive for Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston, South Carolina. Walsh and Tison will be based in Michael Baker’s Columbia, South Carolina, office.

“I am confident the expertise John and Reneé bring to their leadership roles will help us accelerate growth and deliver project excellence for our clients throughout the company and Mid-Atlantic Region,” said Mike Brescia, P.E., Chief Operating Officer of Michael Baker International.

Both Walsh and Tison bring decades of experience to their new roles:

  • Walsh most recently served as Office Executive for the Carolinas and has more than 30 years of experience in infrastructure programs and project management, as well as management and leadership of multidisciplined, large-scale organizations. Prior to joining Michael Baker in 2014, he spent 25 years with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University.
  • Tison most recently served as Office Manager of Michael Baker’s Columbia, South Carolina, location. Since joining Michael Baker in 2000, Tison has negotiated and managed large contracts, including the $180-million I-85 Design-Build widening in Cherokee County and the $75-million Nexton Parkway Interchange west of Charleston, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of South Carolina - Columbia.

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