Press Release

Navigant Consulting Enhances Energy Practice with the Addition of
Four Senior Hires

August 18, 2010 at 9:30 AM EDT


Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Jim Speyer, Julie Solomon, Dr. Matthew Arenchild and Dr. Ajit Kulkarni have recently joined the Energy Practice. The addition of Speyer and Solomon as Managing Directors in the Washington DC office, and Arenchild and Kulkarni as Directors in Sacramento, further deepens Navigant's expertise in the energy sector, particularly in the regulatory space.

"I am delighted about the addition of four new experts to the energy team," stated Bill Dickenson, Managing Director and the leader of Navigant Consulting's Energy Practice. "Their collective energy and regulatory expertise is an immediate asset to our practice as we continue to provide clients in the energy sector with best-in-class consulting services."

Speyer, who has served as Director of Coal and Utility Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, Director of Energy Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and on President Carter's energy staff, is an expert with more than thirty years of experience providing strategic analysis of energy and environmental issues. He advises financial institutions, coal companies, electric and gas utilities, independent power companies, and other Fortune 500 companies on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring under competition, fuel procurement, valuation of gas and coal-fired power projects, contract litigation, and compliance with environmental regulations.

Solomon has been providing regulatory, economic, financial analysis, and business valuation guidance to electric utilities for more than twenty years. Ms. Solomon advises clients in the electricity and electric generation markets with respect to regulation and competition issues. She testifies frequently on market power and competition issues concerning mergers, asset transfers and market-based rates subject to review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Arenchild, a regulatory economist who has worked on energy issues for more than fifteen years, provides market power analyses that apply the various regulatory guidelines, such as FERC's screen for mergers and acquisitions and various guidelines where the parties are seeking to obtain or renew market-based rate authority.

Kulkarni, who has more than twenty-five years of energy industry experience, has an extensive background in power systems analysis, modeling, simulations, algorithms and software development.

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About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (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

SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Laverne Gosling
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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