Bayer Becker has added three new members to its leadership team as the firm prepares for its 50th year in business. Mike Dooley, Rob Keller, and Mike Willenbrink join a team of six principals; Jay Bayer, Bob Garlock, Etta Reed, Tim Bayer, John Del Verne, and Chris Gephart.

President, Jay Bayer, made the announcement Tuesday, November 28, adding "Mike, Rob, and Mike have demonstrated their commitment to the success of our clients and to the future growth of Bayer Becker."

Mike Dooley, P.E., LEED AP, is a professional civil engineer who oversees the firm’s civil engineering operations in the Over-The-Rhine office. Mike specializes in urban infill and redevelopment projects, as well as campus improvement projects for colleges and universities. He has been an integral part of many high-profile projects in Over-The-Rhine, such as Music Hall renovation, Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater, the new Kroger development at Court & Walnut, and 15th & Elm Townhomes.

Rob Keller, P.E., LEED AP, began his career at Bayer Becker as a co-op in 1995 and most recently served as Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Ft. Mitchell office. Rob will lead design services for both public sector municipal and infrastructure projects and large-scale commercial and industrial developments project. Rob has led the completion of some of the largest projects in Bayer Becker’s history – including industrial developments Park South in Richwood and Park West in Hebron, along with multi-family developments such as Grand at Florence and Turkeyfoot Overlook as well as notable public infrastructure projects for the Cities of Cold Spring and Fort Mitchell, the Northern Kentucky Water District and Sanitation District 1.

Mike Willenbrink, P.E., LEED AP, currently serves as the Land Development Council President for the Builders Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. Prior to joining Bayer Becker, he spent 3 years designing drainage systems throughout Los Angeles County. Mike has a wide variety of project experience primarily with private site development projects in Ohio and Kentucky, having worked on national retailer, mixed-use, education, office and industrial developments. Mike’s recent work has included senior living and residential markets with significant projects such as Life Enriching Communities’ Twin Lakes development and Toebben’s Rivers Pointe Estates.

Bayer Becker offers integrated professional design consulting services, including civil engineering, transportation engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture and planning in Greater Cincinnati. Founded in 1968, the firm has offices in Mason, Over-The-Rhine, Ft. Mitchell, and Oxford. It ranks 22nd on the Courier’s list of top engineering firms with 2016 local billing of $7.79 million.  

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