Econsult Solutions Announces Leadership Changes

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 19, 2024 – Effective July 1, Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is pleased to announce the following leadership transitions at the executive level. These transitions position the firm for sustained future success.

Gina Lavery and Ethan Conner-Ross are being promoted from Senior Vice President and Principal to Executive Vice President and Principal. Going forward, they will take on a deeper role in managing firm operations and setting the firm’s future strategic direction.

Gina and Ethan have served at the executive level of ESI since 2020 and 2019, respectively. Each joined the firm as a director and went on to join the principal group. In addition to their management roles, Gina leads the firm’s Economic Development practice, while Ethan leads the firm’s Government and Policy practice.

Lee Huang will be stepping down as Co-President after serving in that role for four years alongside Dr. Peter Angelides. He will stay on as a principal in a full-time capacity with the maximum load of client work and other executive-level responsibilities, overseeing the firm’s Universities and Hospitals practice. Prior to serving as Co-President, Lee served as Senior Vice President and Principal from 2013 to 2020 and as a director from 2006 to 2012 at Econsult Corporation, ESI’s predecessor.

Dr. Angelides will be the sole President of the firm, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the business and managing day-to-day operations. Dr. Angelides’s career spans 30+ years and has covered several sectors, with the underlying theme of how economic thinking and data analysis leads to improved decision making. From 2013 to 2020 he served as Senior Vice President and Principal of ESI and from 2008 to 2012, he served as Vice President of Econsult Corporation.

“Being Co-President of ESI has been incredibly rewarding these past four years”, said Huang. “Easily the best part of an otherwise challenging job, has been working with Peter and having a great business partner. I am supremely confident in his ability to oversee the firm and look forward to serving under his leadership alongside my fellow principals.”

Dr. Richard Voith and Stephen P. Mullin will also continue to serve in their roles as principals of the firm. Both are founding principals of Econsult Solutions and previously served at the executive level of Econsult Corporation. Dr. Voith will remain Board Chairman, while Mr. Mullin will be stepping down as Co-Chair.

“The state of the firm is very strong,” said Angelides. “Dick, Steve, and Lee will continue to make invaluable contributions to our success, and I am pleased that we are elevating Gina and Ethan as a new generation of leadership to set us up for continued long term success.”

 

Econsult Solutions, Inc. is a boutique consultancy headquartered in Philadelphia serving a national client base. The ‘Econsult’ business has been in continuous operation since 1979 with the founding of Econsult Corporation. Today, ESI provides analysis and insights at the intersection of economics, planning, and public policy. The firm has deep expertise in urban economics and the interrelated issues of equitable economic development, human capital, infrastructure, and land use in communities and metropolitan cities, large and small.

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