Covid-19 Update


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Econsult Solutions is having staff members work from home. This form of “social distancing” has been implemented with the safety of our staff and the community at large in mind. We have instituted all necessary remote-working features and remain open for business, hard at work on current engagements and eager to hear how we can support your needs. 

These are extraordinary times. The global pandemic has reached every aspect of every life in every corner of the world. More than ever, ESI stands ready to apply economics, strategy, and insight to help you move forward. Be on the lookout for additional content on our blog, Present Value. Together we will emerge stronger and wiser. 

Laura Burtner

Laura Burtner

Design Services Manager

Graphic Design Specialist, ESI ThoughtLab

Background & Experience

Laura Burtner is the Design Services Manager at Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), where she supports the business development team. In addition to assisting with proposals, Laura is responsible for enhancing ESI’s brand and work through print and online media.

Ms. Burtner spent over ten years providing marketing and brand communications for a variety of clients. She is versed in writing and graphic design for both print and online publication. Her clientele ranged from land conservation and historic preservation non-profit organizations to transportation engineering consultants and commercial real estate developers. During this time she published two guide books, being responsible for copy editing, photography, layout, and illustration for a historic preservation organization; she also designed interpretive display panels for a newly opened historic building museum in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Before working as a freelance consultant, Ms. Burtner spent 15 years working in the public sector. As a planner she wrote comprehensive parks and recreation plans, historic preservation guidelines, façade improvement guidelines, and place-based marketing and promotional copy for scripts, brochures, and websites.

Ms. Burtner has served on numerous commissions and authorities, including the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, the Bethlehem Water Authority, and the Environmental Advisory Commission of Bethlehem. She is now a volunteer with the Bella Vista Neighbors Association in Philadelphia, PA providing print and web communication services.

Ms. Burtner has completed studies in design, creative writing, photography, and has been trained in Creative Suite applications.