Pallone promoted to senior vice president, continues to lead the firm’s energy and environment practice
LANSING, MICH. — Public Sector Consultants is proud to announce Maggie Pallone as the firm’s newest shareholder and senior vice president. Pallone joins the ranks of current shareholders Julie Metty Bennett and Rachel Kuntzsch, maintaining PSC’s position as a 100 percent women-owned small business.
“It’s a tremendous honor to join Julie and Rachel as a shareholder of a business that I care about deeply and carry on the strong tradition of value-driven leadership at the firm,” said Pallone. “Being able to work every day alongside the talented staff at PSC and with clients who care about creating enduring public policies that result in better outcomes for the people of Michigan is the dream job.”
Pallone is a highly regarded authority on Michigan environmental issues and sought-after advisor in navigating complex public policy challenges. State government, nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies and other clients across Michigan have benefited from her strategic counsel and ability to build consensus and develop practical solutions. Most recently, she was a primary leader of the PSC team that staffed the governor’s Growing Michigan Together Council.
“In Maggie’s seven years at PSC, she continually shows up for our clients and for PSC, and I’ve been incredibly proud to witness her growth,” said Julie Metty Bennett, the firm’s CEO. “She’s fiercely committed to excellence in our work and is all-in on helping Rachel and I lead the team and the business toward continued success, but what I appreciate most is her ability to keep the ultimate good of people and communities at the heart of what we do.”
Pallone will take on additional management responsibilities while continuing to lead PSC’s energy and environment practice, including oversight of the team that runs the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, which provides funding to enhance, protect and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources.
“Maggie exemplifies the values of PSC and her investment in the firm shows us that she has the long-term vision to keep doing the hard work to make Michigan future ready,” said Rachel Kuntzsch, PSC’s president. “Succession planning makes good business sense and adding Maggie as a shareholder ensures the firm will have reliable leadership for many years to come. I look forward to working alongside her in this new capacity and benefiting from her care and insight on the work we do every day.”
With Kuntzsch, Metty Bennett and now Pallone at the helm, plans for PSC — widely known for its nonpartisan values and objective research — remain strongly rooted in the firm’s mission to improve the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies.
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