Navigant (NYSE:NCI) announced today the appointment of Kevin Blakely to its Board of Directors. Blakely brings more than 40 years of financial services experience to Navigant’s board, having held several senior positions, including Chief Risk Officer at KeyCorp and Huntington Bancshares, and CEO of the Risk Management Association. Blakely is highly regarded as one of the country’s leading financial risk management experts.
Most recently, Blakely served as Senior Advisor and a member of Oliver Wyman’s Advisory Board of Directors, where he provided strategic input for the organization’s Financial Institutions practice. He was also a Senior Advisor to Deloitte, where he served Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFI) by providing risk management, governance, regulatory enforcement, compliance and Dodd-Frank implementation consulting services.
Blakely is a member of the Board of Directors of HSBC’s North American subsidiary, where he serves as Chair of the Compliance Committee and is a member of both the Fiduciary and Risk Committees.
“Kevin’s wealth of relevant experiences, strategic insights and relationships within the regulated financial services sector will serve us well as we continue to grow our market leadership in advising companies addressing the challenges of regulatory pressure and related transformational impacts to their operating models,” stated Julie Howard, Navigant’s chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to welcome Kevin, and we look forward to his contributions as a member of the board.”
Blakely holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.