Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that energy expert Loretta Cross has joined the firm as a vice president in the Energy & Environment Practice in Houston. Joining along with Ms. Cross to create a Houston-based energy restructuring team for the firm are Principals Rob Moore and Vernon Jones and Associate Principal John Baumgartner, all from Grant Thornton LLP. They join others in Houston, including new vice president and international arbitration expert Laura Hardin (announced on July 23, 2012), who are helping to establish a new presence for the firm in that market.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Loretta Cross and this energy restructuring team to CRA,” said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “Loretta’s leadership in the corporate restructuring field has been instrumental to some of the nation’s largest energy companies. Her experience, combined with the practical knowledge and expertise of Rob Moore, Vernon Jones, and John Baumgartner, provides a comprehensive capability focused on assisting organizations in the energy sector with corporate strategic, operational, and financial restructuring challenges.”
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