Navigant (NYSE:NCI) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Julie M. Howard, has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors effective today. She was appointed to the role to succeed William Goodyear upon his retirement as Executive Chairman of Navigant on April 30, 2014, as previously announced. “Julie has been critical to the success and growth of Navigant over the last 15 years,” said former Governor James R. Thompson, Lead Director for the Navigant Board. “Her appointment was unanimous among the Board and comes with great confidence in her ability to continue leading Navigant toward strategic and sustainable growth – both at a corporate level as CEO and at a governance level as Chairman. Her vision as CEO has already led to significant advancements for the Firm, including increased investments in key growth sectors like Healthcare and Energy and delivering improved financial performance and value to shareholders. Through her leadership, the Firm continues to strengthen its position as a highly regarded and attractive option for employees, clients and investors alike.” Most recently, Howard served as a member of the Board and on its Executive Committee. She has been Chief Executive Officer since March 1, 2012 and previously served as President & Chief Operating Officer. “I am honored to assume the role of Chairman of Navigant’s Board and look forward to continuing to lead the Firm for accelerated growth,” stated Julie Howard. “There is a great sense of optimism across Navigant about our collective potential. As a steward of the future, I am striving to deliver optimum performance for revenue growth, ensure financial discipline that grows our capital reserves and flexibility, and innovate for the next horizon of our business. I’d also like to thank Bill Goodyear for his leadership of the Firm and professional mentorship over the years, and wish him well in his retirement from Navigant.”
About NavigantNavigant (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 www.navigant.com. Statements included in this press release which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may generally be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “plan,” “outlook” and similar expressions. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cautions readers that there may be events in the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and the information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by the forward-looking statements including, without limitation: the success of the Company’s organizational changes and margin improvement initiatives; risks inherent in international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; ability to make acquisitions and divestitures; pace, timing and integration of acquisitions and separation of divestitures; impairment charges; management of professional staff, including dependence on key personnel, recruiting, attrition and the ability to successfully integrate new consultants into the Company’s practices; utilization rates; conflicts of interest; potential loss of clients or large engagements; clients’ financial condition and their ability to make payments to the Company; risks inherent with litigation; higher risk client assignments; professional liability; potential legislative and regulatory changes; continued access to capital; and market and general economic conditions. Further information on these and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results are included under the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ), which are available on the SEC’s website or at www.navigant.com/investor_relations . The Company cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement and undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements.