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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO, Named as Trustee of Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership®
Hunt Valley, Maryland (28 December 2017)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that Ian MacFarlane, the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership® (Center). In this position, Ian will provide leadership and guidance in support of the Center’s mission to promote the awareness, understanding, and practice of servant leadership.
Over the past 12 years at EA, Ian has led enterprise initiatives that have resulted in an explosion of organizational innovation. These include transforming its corporate ownership structure to 100% employee-owned, registering the company as a public benefit corporation, establishing a Corporate Social Responsibility Program, embracing volunteerism, and employing servant leadership. All of these initiatives were undertaken to increase value and opportunities for EA employees, build on EA’s unique corporate culture and proud history of collaborative consulting, and provide for the long-term financial strength of the company.
Mr. MacFarlane will continue to serve as a commissioner on the Maryland Higher Education Commission; a member of Johns Hopkins University, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Department Advisory Committee; on the leadership council for Water For People; and be actively involved in his community through the Roland Park Civic League.
“Ian is a pioneer in the professional services industry and we are excited to welcome him to the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership’s Board of Trustees,” said Pat Falotico, the Center’s CEO. “We are confident that his strong experience in utilizing servant leadership to successfully transform EA will be extremely valuable as the Center continues to promote servant leadership around the world. Ian is going to make an important and positive impact on our organization.”
Ian graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and earned a Master of Science in Engineering, Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been with EA since 1985, working his way through the ranks from a field geologist to his appointment as President in 2004 and CEO in 2005. Under his leadership, the company has thrived—experiencing steady growth with increased revenues and consistent profitability.
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 26 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 44 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.
About Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership®
The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership® is an international nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, understanding, and practice of servant leadership. It pursues that mission through a variety of training programs, conferences, publications, and partnerships. Robert K. Greenleaf founded the nonprofit Greenleaf Center (first called “The Center for Applied Ethics”) in 1964. Not long after, Greenleaf published The Servant as Leader, a landmark essay that coined the phrase “servant-leader” and launched the modern servant leadership movement.