Amy Essig Desai Announced as Farallon Chief Executive Officer

January 19, 2017

Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Essig Desai has been named Chief Executive Officer.  Amy has been with Farallon since 2002, and a Member since 2008.  Farallon Co-Founders Peter Jewett and Clifford Schmitt will continue to provide technical expertise to clients and will transition into a leadership structure supported by a Board of Directors as Amy serves in the Chief Executive Officer role.

Amy Essig Desai, CEO and Principal Scientist“Amy has been an integral part of Farallon’s growth and creating the culture of exceptional service our clients have come to expect,” says Peter Jewett, Co-Founder and Principal Engineering Geologist.  “We are fortunate to have her talent and commitment to solution-focused services.  Her experience and knowledge of our clients’ needs in the context of the larger market will provide strong leadership to take Farallon into the future.”

Amy has been instrumental in strengthening Farallon’s position as a provider of diverse superior-quality environmental consulting services, building collaborative relationships with Farallon’s clients, and directing strategic business planning and development efforts.  Her industry experience includes stakeholder and regulatory negotiation, and management of technically complex multimillion‑dollar projects.  Amy’s rich background has cultivated a deep understanding of the technical and business issues clients face.

“I have worked with Amy for more than 17 years,” notes Clifford Schmitt, Co-Founder and Principal Hydrogeologist.  “Amy led the strategic initiatives for culture and growth during a period when Farallon doubled in size and expanded to six new offices across Oregon and California.  She has diligently honed her management skills as she’s moved up through the ranks apace with Farallon’s growth.  Amy’s approachable personality and thoughtful leadership make her an outstanding choice to lead Farallon.”

As Chief Executive Officer, Amy will continue to provide leadership that sustains the Farallon mission, vision, and core values.  “I am committed to delivering outstanding client service and providing fulfilling careers characterized by continuous professional growth and high personal satisfaction, making Farallon the best environmental consulting firm on the West Coast,” says Amy.

Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Washington State University, and completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.

Amy Essig Desai, CEO
Chief Executive Officer, Principal Scientist, and Member
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