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Navigant Consulting Announces Managing Director Promotions

December 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM EST

CHICAGO, Dec 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Navigant announced today the promotion of ten of the Company's professionals to the position of Managing Director.

"We are excited to announce the promotion of ten exemplary Navigant professionals to the position of Managing Director," said Julie Howard, President and Chief Operating Officer. "The newly promoted professionals have consistently demonstrated leadership - providing critical thinking and pragmatic solutions to their clients; offering mentorship and development of their staff; and being overall stewards of the firm. We look forward to their continued contributions to Navigant's success."

Karen Hohenstein

Ms. Hohenstein is a recognized expert in women's health, pediatrics and orthopedic program planning, and has led numerous healthcare planning engagements related to health system strategy, service line planning, ambulatory care and ambulatory surgical planning, clinical integration, managed care strategy, and physician compensation.

Balraj Kakkar

Mr. Kakkar works with life science clients on product development and commercialization strategies to maximize the value of their assets, as well as valuation and due diligence work to support acquisition and licensing. Mr. Kakkar also has significant emerging market experience including work in Brazil, China and India.

Michael Nugent

Mr. Nugent leads the Managed Care & Pricing team within Navigant's Healthcare practice. He has 20 years of experience in the health care industry and is a frequent speaker, writer and advisor to health system and payer executives on topics including payment reform and strategy, reimbursement methodologies, managed care contracting, revenue management, new product and service development, and strategic capital planning.

Ed Wenzke

Mr. Wenzke has more than 25 years of healthcare experience. He has served as an oversight executive, project director and team member on diverse consulting assignments, and has held interim management positions in community hospitals and tertiary medical centers.

Roger Zan

Mr. Zan has more than 20 years of experience in life sciences marketing. He has worked on a variety of projects including the disease areas of hypertension, diabetes, anti-thrombosis and projects involving product launch, lifecycle management, positioning, advocacy, market assessments and strategic planning.

John Walker

Mr. Walker is an expert in defense and homeland security technologies, R&D portfolio analysis, product positioning, opportunity analysis, and business strategy. Mr. Walker has advised the United States Senate Armed Services Committee, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the United Nations, and all three Defense Services. He also works with the Department of Homeland Security, NASA and other federal and private sector entities.

Todd Williams

Mr. Williams has more than 25 years of experience in energy market analysis, strategic planning, renewable and clean generation development and valuation, demand-side management portfolio planning, and program design and evaluation. He provides strategic, policy, regulatory, procurement, valuation, and operational advice to governments, regulators, generators, developers, utilities and end-use customers.

Todd Lester

Mr. Lester has more than 20 years experience providing investigative, forensic accounting and dispute analysis consulting services including performing assessments of internal controls and other critical business processes. He has conducted investigations in a wide variety of domestic and international forums and has extensive experience advising clients on multifaceted damages calculations, especially where complex databases and business systems are involved.

Jonathan Drage, Esq.

Mr. Drage helps lead Navigant's Chicago office business development efforts focused on law firm and corporate legal department relationships. He uses his experience as a litigator to advise corporate counsel and their outside attorneys in identifying and selecting the right expert or investigative resources relevant to a particular matter, specifically focusing on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations.

Howard Gendler

Mr. Gendler leads Navigant's business development efforts internationally. He works across all of Navigant's service lines, but focuses primarily on the firm's Disputes & Investigations practice, leveraging Navigant's expertise in international arbitration and commercial disputes, particularly those linked to the global financial crisis, cross-border investigations and forensic technology. Mr. Gendler has more than 25 years experience directing the sales of professional services and information services in Europe and the US.

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. "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

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