Julie Howard is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI). As Chairman and CEO, Ms. Howard is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long-term strategy and effective prioritization of resource allocation to realize long-term shareholder value.
Prior to becoming CEO in March 2012, Ms. Howard served as President beginning in 2006 and Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2003. As President and Chief Operating Officer she was responsible for the overall management of the company’s operations including strategic planning, marketing, sales, human resources, and the delivery of global consulting services.
Ms. Howard has 30 years of professional services experience, having served as a Consultant as well as holding several Corporate Management positions. Her tenure with Navigant, which began in 1998, has been marked by rapid growth.
She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She continued her education via completion of several Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, with a focus in Finance and Management.
Ms. Howard serves on the Board of Directors for InnerWorkings, ManpowerGroup, and is a member of the Medical Center Board for Lurie Children’s Hospital. She has formerly served on the Board of Kemper Corporation, and on the Board of Directors for the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Business School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Board of Governors for the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago. Julie is a champion of women’s leadership development and is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA).
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