Julie M. Howard
Ms. Howard has served on our Board since October 2012. Ms. Howard is currently the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Navigant Consulting, Inc. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Navigant Consulting in March 2012, Ms. Howard served as President beginning in 2006 and Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2003. Ms. Howard is a member of the Board of Directors for Kemper Corporation and serves on its Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. She also serves on the Foundation Board for Lurie Children’s Hospital. Ms. Howard is a founding member of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance. Ms. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Wisconsin. She has also participated in Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and completed the Corporate Governance program at Stanford University. Ms. Howard’s business experience and involvement with strategic and operational programs, development of growth and profitability initiatives and regular interaction with a wide range of corporate constituents contributes unique perspectives and skill sets to the Board in its oversight of the Company’s business and its respective strategic initiatives.