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Kiefer Names Smalley Senior Project Manager, De Los Santos Associate Consultant

The Folsom-based consultancy said the addition of Lauren Smalley and Nathan De Los Santos “marks a significant enhancement to our capabilities and underscores our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of growth and excellence.”

Kiefer Consulting of Folsom has announced the return of Lauren Smalley and the addition of Nathan De Los Santos to the firm.

In a news release, the company said: “Their arrival marks a significant enhancement to our capabilities and underscores our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of growth and excellence.”

Lauren Smalley.
Lauren Smalley
Smalley, based in Rancho Cordova, has been named senior project manager for the company, where she previously served as associate consultant and consultant. In the interim, Smalley was program and project manager for Cyclotron Inc. Smalley’s public-sector experience includes roles with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she held a series of increasingly responsible roles.

Smalley’s return to Kiefer “marks a significant moment,” the company said in the news release, “as she brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in project management.”

In addition, Kiefer said, “she is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and holds several Microsoft certifications, making her exceptionally well-suited for leading large technology projects. Lauren’s dedication and technical acumen are invaluable assets to our team, especially in navigating complex projects with strategic finesse.”

Smalley is an alumna of Cuesta College and California State University, Sacramento, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and government.

Nathan De Los Santos.
Nathan de Los Santos
De Los Santos is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in statistics and data science.

“Nathan has already begun making his mark at Kiefer by earning a Microsoft certification and collaborating with team members on various projects,” the news release said. “As an associate consultant, his fresh perspective and robust analytical skills are instrumental in driving innovation and efficiency within our projects. Nathan represents the vibrant spirit of growth that Kiefer nurtures, highlighting our commitment to developing talent from within.”

The company added: “The spirit of growing from within is alive at Kiefer. We are incredibly proud of our average tenure, the chemistry of a team that has worked together on similar projects, and the reputation our team has built over the last 36 years. Both Lauren and Nathan embody this spirit, blending seasoned expertise with fresh insights to enhance our team dynamics and project outcomes. Their unique talents and shared enthusiasm for excellence will undoubtedly contribute to our ongoing projects and the broader goals of Kiefer Consulting.”
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.