PHOENIX--()--Bruce Larson, P.E., Arizona Market Director of Private Development for Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), was recently appointed vice chairman of the Glendale, Ariz., Planning Commission and newly appointed to the Board of Directors for Fighter Country Partnership, a non-profit organization supporting Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base.
“As professionals who are vested, integrated and immersed in the communities we serve, I believe in giving back to the community whenever possible–personally and professionally”
Larson is currently in the middle of his second, two-year term in the Glendale Planning Commission’s mayoral-appointed role, where he provides analysis, review, recommendations and public hearing support for land-use and development issues that arise within the City’s district.
As a board member of Fighter Country Partnership, Larson helps support the men, women, families and mission of Luke Air Force Base which is to train F-16 pilots and maintainers while deploying mission-ready war fighters. In this role, Larson also serves as the chairman for the Blue Blazer Squadron, which is an honorary commander alumni group and core component of Fighter Country Partnership which serves as ambassadors and visible representatives to the community.
“As professionals who are vested, integrated and immersed in the communities we serve, I believe in giving back to the community whenever possible–personally and professionally,” said Larson. “As a member of both the Glendale Planning Commission and Fighter Country Partnership, I am able to serve in a manner that promotes sustainable growth and the well-being of our local communities.”
Larson’s leadership in the Arizona offices of RBF Consulting, a Company of Michael Baker Corporation, has provided him with the experience necessary to lead both people and projects for private developers and agencies. Larson is a registered engineer serving clients in Arizona, California and New Mexico, with 24 years of engineering design experience on transportation, land development, water resources and numerous other project types.
Michael Baker Corporation (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.