Michael Blount

Michael Blount has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. During his tenure in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps, he had nine overseas deployments with the U.S. Navy Seabees, including stints in the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His career was highlighted by his last two Command tours - Commodore of the Thirtieth Naval Construction Regiment, responsible for over 2,500 Seabees and all Pacific Rim construction; and Commanding Officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, responsible for 1,700 personnel and over $2.5 billion per year in construction, facilities maintenance, environmental restoration and real estate efforts. He retired as a Captain in 2008. Soon after retirement he joined Balfour Beatty Construction. Working primarily in the federal sector, he has been responsible for numerous project awards with both the Army Corps of Engineers and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

He holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, a MS in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a professional degree in water resources from The George Washington University. He is a Professional Civil Engineer, a member and Chair of the Energy and Sustainability Committee for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), a member of SAME’s Academy of Fellows, a LEED Accredited Professional BD&C, a member of the Design Build Institute of America and an Associate DBIA. On May 26, 2016, he was sworn in as the 96th National President of SAME.