ESA is pleased to announce that Dusty Ramsey has taken the helm as the firm’s first female Information Technology (IT) Director. Supporting firmwide technology operations, this critical position allows for ESA’s nationwide team of experts to efficiently collaborate and assist clients to the highest degree—while working from anywhere.

Serving as ESA’s IT Delivery Success Manager for the past three years, Ramsey has built her career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Her experience includes using technology to deliver real-world projects for clients, as well as training personnel on the use of the ever-evolving software and applications available. Ramsey is a skilled communicator, using her understanding of technology and ability to bring stakeholders together to foster a superior customer experience. In her new role, Ramsey will continue to help propel ESA’s digital transformation, leading a talented and diverse team of technology professionals.

“As she has done throughout her distinguished career at ESA, Dusty will continue to enhance the employee-owner experience, and in turn that of our clients, through the adoption of industry-leading technology practices to support growth and the ability to do our jobs from any location,” said Leslie Moulton-Post, ESA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Dusty is a strong leader, leveraging her unique ability to translate highly technical situations into easily understandable terms for staff at all levels.”

Over the past year, Ramsey has played an instrumental role in ESA’s migration from a traditional file-sharing system to a cloud-based platform. Supporting the firm’s “hub-and-spoke” model, in which its traditional offices operate as hubs and its growing individual home offices are the spokes, the new platform seamlessly allows ESA team members to collaborate, share large files, and edit data sets and documents with each other as well as clients and project partners. With cloud-based infrastructure being just one example of this, ESA remains committed to ensuring that its employee-owners have access to the leading resources and technology as we continue to transition into a post-pandemic world.

“I’m excited to take on this role at ESA because I want to be a positive example for women and girls in STEM fields. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because of who you are. Only you get to define you,” said Ramsey. “I’m grateful for ESA and the mentors I’ve found here that truly embody this. The diversity of our voices and experiences are the strength and health of our work and our world.”