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 is a member of the Board of Directors for InnerWorkings, Inc. and a past member of Kemper's Board of Directors. She also serves on the Medical Center Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital. Ms. Howard is a champion of women’s leadership development and is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA). She is also a member of the Council of Economic Advisors for Cook County, the Economic Club and The Commercial Club of Chicago.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer