James H. Roth has served as Chief Executive Officer of Huron Consulting Group Inc. and Huron Consulting Services LLC, our principal operating subsidiary, since July 2009. Mr. Roth was elected to Huron's board of directors in November 2009 and was appointed President of Huron in March 2011. Prior to his tenure as CEO, Mr. Roth was a managing director and practice leader of the Company's Higher Education consulting practice, which he grew into one of our largest organically grown practices. In 2009, he was appointed vice president of Huron’s Health and Education Consulting segment. As a founding member of Huron, Mr. Roth has guided and grown Huron’s Higher Education consulting practice to a position of preeminence in the industry. He has more than 35 years of consulting experience working with many of the premier research universities and academic medical centers across the United States and abroad. Under his leadership, the Company has been named one of Forbes’ Best Management Consulting Firms in 2016, Forbes’ America’s Best Employers in 2015 and 2016, and by Consulting magazine as one of the Best Firms to Work For from 2011 through 2016, and for the tenth year in a row, the Huron Healthcare practice has been ranked in the top five of Modern Healthcare’s list of Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms. In 2014, Mr. Roth was appointed to the board of Shorelight Holdings LLC (d/b/a Shorelight Education), a U.S.-based company focused on partnering with leading nonprofit universities to increase access and retention of international students and boost institutional growth. Mr. Roth was also appointed to the board of AdVenture Interactive Corp. (d/b/a Keypath Education, formerly PlattForm), a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment management services to colleges and universities, in November 2014. Previously, he served on the board of Aviv REIT, a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in skilled nursing facilities from March 2013 until April 2015, when the company merged with Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. Mr. Roth also serves on the board of Gift of Adoption, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing initial financial support for families that are pursuing adoption. Mr. Roth received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.