Ghina Yamout

Ghina Yamout

Consulting firm ALTA Environmental has hired Ghina Yamout as the new head of business development for its water resources division, the company said Thursday.

Yamout, also a senior consultant, will report directly to President Lisa Kay. She has more than a decade of experience with large-scale environmental improvement projects, watershed management and long-range water supply planning, ALTA said. She previously helped craft a watershed management plan for Los Angeles County.

“Ghina’s ability to work effectively in the public and private sectors, as well as her environmental policy expertise, make her the ideal fit for ALTA,” Kay said. “She’ll help ensure we continue to grow our water resources services and help clients effectively deal with operational and compliance challenges, new water restrictions and regulations, the drought and more.”

San Diego-based ALTA advises clients on air quality management, environmental health, sustainability and water management in the Western U.S.