Navigant Consulting Announces the Election of Julie M. Howard to President and Chief Operating Officer
CHICAGO, Feb 27, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), an international consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions to legal counsel, government agencies and companies experiencing regulatory or structural change, announced today that its Board of Directors unanimously elected Julie M. Howard as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Ms. Howard previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
"Ms. Howard has been a key member of our leadership team and has been a critical factor in our success," stated William M. Goodyear, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Her demonstrated leadership and significant contributions to the execution of our strategy have been very important to the Company's expansion, and will be equally important to our future growth."
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Howard is responsible for the overall management of company operations, to include business unit operations, strategic planning and human capital development.
"Ms. Howard's extraordinary leadership skills and proven track record in driving change to support the growth of Navigant Consulting, makes her an extremely valuable member of the NCI Executive Management Team," stated Valerie Jarrett, Executive Vice President of The Habitat Company and Chair of the NCI Board of Directors Nominating and Governance Committee. "Ms. Howard has the full and total confidence of the Board as she takes on the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Howard has an outstanding reputation, and her involvement in the Chicago business community makes her a valuable contributor to the ongoing growth of the Company."
Ms. Howard has worked for professional services firms since 1986 and has extensive experience in litigation and business consulting environments. Ms. Howard began her career as a consultant before serving in numerous management positions, primarily focused on business operations and human capital management.
About Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) is an international consulting firm combining deep industry expertise and integrated solutions to assist companies and their legal counsel in enhancing stakeholder value, improving operations, and addressing the challenges of uncertainty, risk and significant business model change. Professional services include dispute, investigative, operational and business advisory, risk management and regulatory advisory, and transaction advisory solutions. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy. Navigant Consulting has offices in over 40 cities in North America, Europe and Asia. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at www.navigantconsulting.com.
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