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Navigant Consulting Energy Professional Named to List of Top 25 Consultants for 2009

June 16, 2009 at 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 16, 2009-- Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI), a specialized consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services, is pleased to announce Laurie Oppel, a Managing Director in the firm’s Energy Practice and head of the Power Systems, Markets & Pricing Group, has been named to Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Consultants for 2009.

“Laurie’s ability to recognize and nurture up-and-coming talent, coupled with her understanding the seriousness of the inadequacies of the aging energy infrastructure and the training and transformation needed to achieve a true modernization of the electricity grid are what sets her apart from so many of her peers,” said Bill Dickenson, Executive Managing Director at Navigant Consulting. “Laurie exemplifies Navigant Consulting’s commitment to our people, our clients and to the energy industry as a whole.”

Consulting magazine’s recognition of Ms. Oppel highlights her role as a leader in Navigant Consulting’s Energy Practice and provides insight to her unique ability to recognize and mentor junior talent. She actively involves junior staff in both the business development aspects and the budgeting and forecasting of projects –building strong loyalty to the firm. To read Consulting magazine’s recognition of Ms. Oppel, go to:

In addition to her role as leader and mentor, Ms. Oppel has more than twenty years of experience as a trusted advisor, project manager, and team contributor for major domestic and international electric utilities and industrials. She holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, along with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics, also from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Each year, Consulting magazine endeavors to identify “The Best” in a variety of areas important to the consulting profession. Via extensive surveys and interviews, the magazine obtains a unique view of the latest and greatest trends shaping the industry. Consulting magazine’s list of Top 25 Consultants for 2009 represents the best the consulting profession has to offer. The awardees come from two dozen different firms, and represent a multitude of backgrounds, disciplines, practice areas and specialties, and are CEOs, COOs, managing directors and partners from across the country.

Ms. Oppel will be honored with the other awardees at Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Awards Dinner to be held at the Union League Club in New York City on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change including healthcare, energy and financial and insurance services, and on the issues driving these transformations. "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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