Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Leslie Moulton-Post has been named ESA’s Chief Executive Officer and President effective April 1, 2016. Leslie succeeds Gary Oates who has stepped down after a planned transition period and will continue to work at ESA in a strategic business development role.
“I am excited to lead an environmental consulting firm that is as committed to rigorous science and exceptional client service as it is to its employee-owners,” said Leslie Moulton Post. “I look forward to working with our executive team and our employees as we build on ESA’s successes and strengths and tackle the complex environmental challenges facing our clients and communities.”
Leslie’s experience with ESA spans more than 30 years. Under her leadership, ESA’s California Water Practice grew from a Bay Area group of 4 to a statewide team of more than 35—becoming one of the firm’s major practice areas, consistently delivering a significant portion of the firm’s annual net revenue. Rooted in the company’s vision, Leslie remains committed to technical excellence, collaboration, and client service.
Leslie is ESA’s third CEO in our 46 years of operation. ESA’s Board of Directors approved the succession plan for executive management of the Company on November 20, 2015 following a rigorous planning and selection process.