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Galisteo personnel utilize their professional backgrounds in anthropology, business management, public relations and marketing, finance, data analysis, computational linguistics, and national security to present a broad spectrum of choices and tools to businesses and government during periods of growth and change.

  • Peter A. Chew, D.Phil., CPA, CFE


    Dr. Peter Chew is the President of Galisteo Consulting Group, Inc., a consulting firm in Albuquerque, NM. As part of his work with Galisteo, he provides services in data and text analytics, national security, and business process improvement to clients in the public and private sector. Dr. Chew's current work includes projects focused on making sense of large datasets, including cutting-edge and patent-pending applications of statistics and informatics to improve analytic financial processes such as account reconciliation. His work also includes data analytics to support fraud investigations, and research into the cultural and linguistic aspects of national security (e.g. sentiment analysis of multilingual text).

    Prior to Galisteo, Dr. Chew served as a Senior Manager at Moss Adams LLP (formerly Neff + Ricci LLP), the largest public accounting office in New Mexico, and at Price Waterhouse in the United Kingdom and Russia, where he participated in financial and technology audits of a variety of local and international organizations. Dr. Chew also served for over 5 years on the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, leading original research and development into the application of linear and multilinear algebraic analytic techniques to natural language, in particular multilingual text.

    Dr. Chew has a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature with subsidiary Polish from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London, and an M.St. in Slavonic Studies and a D.Phil. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Oxford. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

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  • Jessica Glicken Turnley, Ph.D.


    Dr. Jessica Glicken Turnley is the Principal Investigator of Galisteo Consulting Group, Inc. She also holds an appointment as Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University, USSOCOM. Through her work with Galisteo Consulting Group, she has provided services in strategic business planning, organizational development, corporate culture change, policy analysis and national security, and economic development to a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector. As a Senior Fellow, she provides research, analysis and concept development of selected special operations issues, initiatives and emerging concepts, focusing on those related to organizational and cultural topics pertinent to our military forces and national security organizations.

    Dr. Turnley's work includes several projects focused on the social and cultural aspects of homeland security, the assessment of the terrorist threat, and the critical assessment of our own national security complex. She has served on the Defense Intelligence Agency Advisory Board and contributed to the development of computational social models for the national security community. She also is working in the area of the social study of science assessing the organizational culture and structure of research and other organizations. Other projects include support to the EPA in the development of approaches to assess social, cultural, and economic impacts at Superfund sites, the establishment of a bi-national applied research laboratory with Mexico, and research in the cultural aspects of workplace safety. Dr. Turnley has participated in regional economic development efforts, and engaged in organizational audits and development projects for local organizations. She has also organized and run focus groups and workshops on a variety of topics and managed strategic planning processes for small and large corporations.

    Prior to Galisteo, Dr. Turnley worked for ecological planning & toxicology, inc. focusing on the area of risk communication and stakeholder involvement in public decision-making. In this capacity, she has given workshops in China and Poland on citizen involvement, and participated in efforts to formalize public participation in environmental management in this country.

    Dr. Turnley has served as a technical manager at Sandia National Laboratories, managing programs ranging from the development of a GIS-based information management tool on the safety of nuclear reactors around the world to methods for evaluating the success of government-funded research programs.

    Dr. Turnley also has worked in the non-profit world. Prior to Sandia, she started and ran a non-profit business assistance center for women in New Mexico called WESST corp, which was called by the SBA (one of the funders) as their center of theirs that gave the best value for the dollar.

    Dr. Turnley also has provided marketing and public relations services for the high technology industry in New Mexico, in Silicon Valley in its high-growth days of the early 1980’s, and on the east coast.

    Dr. Turnley has a B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature from University of California Santa Cruz, an M.A. in Social Anthropology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology/Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University. She has published as both Jessica Glicken and Jessica Turnley.

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