Navigant (NYSE:NCI) announced the election of Lloyd H. Dean to the Board of Directors and the retirement of Peter B. Pond from the Board, effective June 1, 2014.
“On behalf of the Board, we are pleased to welcome Lloyd and are looking forward to incorporating his industry and business perspectives, as well as his strong governance experience, into our plans for enhancing Navigant shareholder value,” stated Julie Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His extensive healthcare expertise will be instrumental as we continue to develop strategies to drive accelerated growth for the Firm from industries experiencing disruptive change.”
With more than 20 years in healthcare operations and leadership experience, Dean currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health and has led the organization through significant strategic, operational, and financial transformations to its current status as a leading health care organization. He brings unique insights on health care reform and policy issues as an active participant in health care reform discussions with President Barack Obama and his staff and as an appointed member to The State Health Care Cost Commission. He is a member of the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company, serving as chairman of its human resources committee and a member of its corporate responsibility committee, its governance and nominating committee and its risk committee, and is also a member of the boards of directors of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. and Premier, Inc. He also serves as Board Chair for the Committee on JOBS, an organization that brings employment to the San Francisco Bay area.
Howard continued, “In addition, I would like to thank Peter for his long-standing service as a valuable member of the Board and his leadership on several Board committees over the years. Peter helped guide the Firm through significant organizational change, including strengthening the financial health and reputation of the organization, growing the Firm both organically and acquisitively and positioning Navigant to continue delivering shareholder value. We are grateful for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors."