Jesús Peralta of Henderson Joins TRLC Board

November 19, 2015

JesusPeraltaJesús Peralta of Henderson, NC, was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Tar River Land Conservancy.  Mr. Peralta is principal and owner of Peralta Consulting, a public affairs and public relations firm.

“Tar River Land Conservancy is honored to have Jesus lend his professional expertise and wisdom to our Board of Directors,” commented Derek Halberg, Executive Director.  “He brings nearly two decades of experience working in corporate public affairs and advising agricultural companies on environmental and energy matters.”

Mr. Peralta advises companies on a broad range of issues affecting the agricultural industry, including climate change, water resource protection and management, and the environmental impacts of agricultural operations. His consulting firm has helped numerous clients create communication materials to increase public awareness of issues facing the agricultural industry.  Through his work, Mr. Peralta is the author and editor of book chapters, journal articles and brochures.

Mr. Peralta is a graduate of Episcopal High School, Class of 1985.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans.  He later completed a postgraduate fellowship with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, before transitioning to his consulting career.  Prior to starting his consulting firm, Mr. Peralta served for eight years as a public affairs manager advocating on behalf of agricultural chemical companies on environmental, transportation, security, energy, and international trade issues.

Mr. Peralta currently resides in Henderson, NC with his wife and three children.  Mr. Peralta joins Ernie Averett, Virginia Clay, and Carl Pike of Oxford, Loretta Lautzenheiser of Tarboro, Linda Fisher of Red Oak, Tim Bevacqua and Gary Harris of Raleigh, Elizabeth Shearin of Aventon, and Boyd Sturges of Louisburg on the Tar River Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors.