IMPROVING VALUE ACE STRATEGIC CONSULTANT EMILY HERNDON, LEED AP, HAS A TEAM, AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, AND A GRAND PLAN By Richard Massey
“They’ve got a problem that they can’t solve,” Herndon said of her clients. “They end up liking us at the end of the day.” Her specialty is federal clients, agencies that manage millions of square feet of facilities. Projects can take months, even years, to complete. Her work can take her anywhere, and can involve almost anything, from locks and dams to an abandoned missile silo. “You never know exactly what you’re going to find,” she said. For over seven years she was at mega-firm Booz Allen Hamilton be- fore moving to the even bigger Jacobs for nearly 12. In May, she took a position at Woolpert, where, as a senior consultant, she helped found the firm’s Strategic Consulting group, which focuses on asset manage- ment in aviation, water, land management, and federal facilities.
With nearly 20 years of experience on her resume, Emily Herndon is a recognized expert in the field of strategic asset management. Her job is to meet with a client, evaluate their facilities and, through an assort- ment of means, figure out how to make those facilities perform better. Easier said than done, of course. And when clients come calling, they do so in a state of distress. Since Herndon works with federal owners with enormous asset portfolios, the challenges are big and the solutions even bigger. But for Herndon, that’s what it’s all about.
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