Peralta Garcia Solutions is the collaboration of two visionary women who joined forces in March of 2007. By combining our considerable talent and experience we provide high level and high quality management and financial SOLUTIONS to governments and companies, large and small.
Gail Garcia Steffen Profile > Leticia Peralta Davis
Steffen has over 15 years experience in a variety of leadership roles from her tenure at the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (“MPEA”). Her experience in operations, leadership and strategic planning at Navy Pier and McCormick Place has made her adept at understanding the inner workings of a large organization and honed the skills necessary to navigate and implement meaningful change resulting in improved operational and financial performance. Steffen offers a unique blend of vision, strategy and operational strengths allowing her to not only envision improved organizational performance but to deliver it through collaboration and consensus built execution.

Steffen began her career at Navy Pier, the Midwest’s most popular tourist attraction, and rose to executive level management by traversing nine progressively responsible positions in a fifteen year period. This experience afforded her the invaluable knowledge and skills that come from learning a business from the ground up. Over the course of that time she led all aspects of every customer focused department and established new performance-based standards.

As MPEA’s top strategic officer Gail regularly led multi-disciplinary teams to improved performance. Her strong client and staff relationships are inspired by a passion to continuously find a more effective way of operating. She is highly skilled as a consensus builder and believes firmly in the benefits of change management.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Managed every significant revenue and customer department at MPEA
• Led the first-ever strategic planning and performance based management effort
• Developed new revenue streams by implementing sponsorship marketing program
• Successfully led multi-disciplinary team in transition of several major service contracts
• Led change management efforts resulting in financial and operational improvement

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
2007 – present    Peralta Garcia Solutions, Principal and Owner
2004 – 2007    Chief of Strategic Business Planning / MPEA
2001 – 2004    Assistant General Manager / Navy Pier and
McCormick Place / Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
1992 – 2001    Held seven progressively responsible positions

Steffen received her BA from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and her JD from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a member of numerous boards, associations and professional organizations including Urban Land Institute, Chicago Public Library Foundation and Induit.
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