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Welcome to Moongate Associates

Moongate Associates is an international consulting firm. The owners and principal staff are economist Susan Hester and communications and ecotourism specialist Lee Stephenson. Other professional associates participate in our projects as required.
Susan Hester, Ph.D. 
With extensive experience in formulation and analysis of international trade policy and practice, Susan Hester's career has encompassed work in the public and private sectors, as well as education and training in more than a dozen countries. Her expertise includes: 
  • Policy work in developing countries in trade, finance, agriculture, ICT and energy.
  • Private sector experience with small, medium and large enterprises, including competitiveness assessment and training.
  • Marketing and product development expertise in developed and developing economies.
  • Teaching skills in an array of subjects in varied settings with diverse clientele.
  • Established record of research, writing and publication.
  • Wide-ranging project management and people skills.
Lee Stephenson
In more than three decades of work in the public and non-profit sectors, Lee Stephenson has developed extensive experience in communications, ecotourism, fund raising and natural/cultural resource management. His expertise includes:
  • Creating a wide range of communications products to meet clients' needs, including publications, web sites, exhibits and radio/TV programs.
  • Producing successful fundraising strategies and proposals for varied organizations.
  • Creating and promoting ecotourism in developing countries as a means of sustainable resource management, job creation and economic growth.
  • Planning, development and management of heritage resource management programs, public facilities and education programs for parks.

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