Mr. Dougherty is Senior Vice President and National Practice Lead, Transportation for Michael Baker International. He is responsible for driving the strategic direction, growth and performance of the practice and leads an integrated team of regional transportation and management professionals in all aspects of transportation, including: Highways (State Departments of Transportation), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Smart Transportation. He has direct oversight of the firm’s National Practice Leaders for Aviation and Railroad/Transit and will facilitate the ongoing growth of the transportation business.
Mr. Dougherty brings more than 25 years of transportation industry experience to Michael Baker. For the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), he held roles of increasing responsibility that culminated in his most recent position as Director. In this role, he was responsible for the maintenance and operations of more than 50,000 lane miles of roadway in the State Highway System and the delivery of an $11.4 billion construction portfolio. He also had overall fiscal responsibility for the Department’s budget of more than $10 billion and 20,000 employees.
Mr. Dougherty holds numerous affiliations and certifications, including: Past Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Executive Committee, Chair of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Construction, Chair of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America, AASHTO, and the California Public Works. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the past President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO).
Mr. Dougherty is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.