Navigant announced today that William M. Goodyear will retire from its Board of Directors at the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. His term of employment as Executive Chairman of the Company will conclude on April 30, 2014 as previously announced.
Goodyear joined Navigant as a Board Director in 1999 and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2000. He served as Navigant’s CEO until February 2012 when Julie M. Howard was appointed to the position, at which time he became Executive Chairman. Over his tenure as CEO, Goodyear successfully led the firm through several economic cycles and strengthened the organization’s brand and global footprint, while tripling global employment to 2,400 professionals and growing revenue from $245 million in 2000 to $755 million in 2011. In addition, the firm received many external accolades including being listed among the “Best Run Small Companies” and “Fastest Growing Companies.”
“Bill’s leadership is nothing short of remarkable,” said former Governor James R. Thompson, Lead Director of the Navigant Board. “His strategic and operational acumen turned an organization that was struggling in 2000 into a strong and admired option for clients, employees and investors alike. The Board and I are grateful for his visionary guidance, commitment and management and wish him continued success in his many civic and philanthropic leadership roles. ”
Julie M. Howard, CEO, will assume the role of Chairman effective May 1, 2014. Howard has been CEO and a director on the Navigant Board since March 2012.
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. More information about Navigant can be found at
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