New role will strengthen digital equity in the broadband industry
PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced the promotion of Kirsten Compitello, AICP, to the National Director of Broadband Digital Equity. In her new role, Ms. Compitello will draw on more than 15 years of experience in the urban planning industry, as well as building community-driven systems through public engagement, visual storytelling and smart policy to improve digital equity and inclusion in the broadband industry. .
“Kirsten has been with Michael Baker for over four years, working to advance healthy, safe, equitable and people-centered urban design,” said Jeremy Jurick, GISP, Vice President and National Director of Broadband Services at Michael Baker International. “Michael Baker’s broadband services are designed to facilitate digital inclusion and enable access to underserved communities. As Director of Digital Equity, Kirsten will pursue this mission drawing on her experience in urban planning, his creativity and passion for providing equitable solutions to communities, his work will be essential in bridging the digital divide in the communities we serve.”
As National Broadband Digital Equity Director, Ms. Compitello will act as a vital link to ensure that Michael Baker’s broadband technology solutions align with the equity goals of local, state and local customers. regions and their constituents. Ms. Compitello and her team will act as client advocates and trusted advisors to assess residents’ needs, tailor outcomes to best suit affected communities, and build local stewardship and capacity to support both short-term improvement and long-term sustainability of their broadband programs. .
Prior to her promotion to National Director of Broadband Digital Equity, Ms. Compitello served as Senior Urban Designer and Planning Associate at Michael Baker. As lead broadband planner for the connectivity roadmap for southwestern pennsylvania, she helped innovate Michael Baker’s unique approach to digital connectivity solutions through a multidisciplinary collaboration of infrastructure planning, intelligent data monitoring and management, engineering applications and community advocacy. . She was also an Urban Design Fellow and Senior Urban Designer for Urban Design Associates.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Notre Dame University and a Master of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology from Colombia University.
Michael Baker’s nationwide broadband planning and implementation work is carried out as part of the company’s Consulting and Technology Solutions (CTS) division, which combines the company’s technology offerings, including national broadband development, unmanned aerial systems, geographic information systems, next generation 9-1-1, and light detection and ranging. The CTS team is comprised of nearly 200 technology experts who focus on technology differentiation and innovation to support Michael Baker’s growth initiatives, identifying and incubating technologies and maximizing opportunities with consulting and technology-based.
About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services with practices that encompass all facets of infrastructure including design, civil, planning, architecture, environmental , construction and program management and delivery of design-build projects. For more than 80 years, the company has been a trusted partner for commercial customers, all branches of the military, and federal, state, and municipal governments, providing comprehensive services and solutions. Embracing emerging technologies and the latest innovations – like intelligent transportation and engineered models, Michael Baker is an industry leader delivering expertise and quality. The company’s more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations are committed to making a difference for customers and communities through a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement while reinventing Michael Baker to to become a full-service engineering and consulting firm within the next five years. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/.
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