Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of five senior strategic hires to the Firm’s growing Energy practice. In addition, two Energy practice professionals have been promoted to Director to support the growing client needs within the practice. “The Energy sector is experiencing significant change due to increased regulatory requirements, alternative power sources and shifting commodity markets,” said Lee Spirer, Executive Vice President and Global Business Leader. “Augmenting the deep expertise in our Energy practice with these leaders is consistent with our company growth aspirations to focus on markets where structural catalysts drive demand for our expert advice and execution capabilities.” “We’re delighted about the expertise and expanded market presence this new group of leaders brings to Navigant’s Energy practice,” said Jan Vrins, Managing Director and leader of Navigant’s Global Energy Practice. “The addition of these seven industry leaders to senior positions supports the continued growth of our team and will have an immediate impact on the services we provide to our energy clients.” Andrew Rea, Managing Director, Los Angeles, CA – Energy Innovator Rea is at the forefront of developing and implementing cutting-edge strategies to thrive in the increasingly competitive energy marketplace in North America. He has led innovative engagements for new transmission business strategies and has experience identifying solutions to simplify the deployment of renewable energy, including evaluating renewable energy projects and contracts for major utility and institutional clients. As a leader for organizational change initiatives, Rea has experience implementing new processes and systems for trading, procurement and risk management organizations. He has served as a senior advisor on major transformation projects on behalf of a broad range of clients, and has developed and implemented merger and acquisition strategies on behalf of major energy companies. Rea has testified as an expert witness before regulatory and judicial bodies in the U.S. and Canada.