• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1986


Exceeding expectations. It’s more than a tagline. It’s their constant aim. DESA, Inc. is a leading professional services firm headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1986 by Diane E. Sumpter, they partner with federal, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and private businesses throughout the U.S. For nearly 30 years, they have been helping organizations realize total success of their projects, earning the reputation as the small, flexible firm with the experience to add value to any project. Every day, they strive to educate, promote and build. Whether it is an individual, business, community or any segment of the world, their ultimate goal is to leave their clients better, stronger, happier than they found them. VISION & MISSION DESA’s vision is to positively impact each life they come in contact with; they will provide outstanding professional and business services to their clients and take an active role in improving the communities in which they live, work and play. Their mission is simple: do whatever it takes to exceed the expectations of each and every client, every single time.  
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Staff at DESA have experience in


  • development
  • market research
  • events / training
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • writing / journalism


  • world bank group


  • indonesia
  • ghana
  • australia
  • burma
  • italy


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Columbia Heights
  • 400 Percival Road, Columbia,