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Huron Grows Healthcare Industry Expertise with Addition of C-Suite Executive

J Pegues’ expertise includes health system expansion, governance, Medicare-Medicaid, health plan development and deployment

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2017-- Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) today announced that J Pegues has joined the firm’s healthcare practice as managing director. Pegues will work with healthcare leaders to help transform their organizations through the design and implementation of new organizational structures, delivery systems and innovative care models to improve patient access, quality of care and profitability.

“Today’s healthcare executive is responsible for setting the strategic direction of their organization and identifying opportunities for future growth, all while facing significant economic and regulatory pressures, non-traditional competitors and a market that continues to evolve to value-based care models and a more consumer-based approach,” said Ted Schwab, managing director, Huron’s healthcare business. “J’s successful track record of leading healthcare organizations and academic medical centers through significant change will help our clients tackle their most pressing problems.”

Pegues has extensive strategy, business development and leadership experience with organizations such as Aetna, Coventry Health Care, CIGNA and Humana. He most recently served as vice chancellor, chief operating and administrative officer at Louisiana State University, where he was responsible for all vision, strategy, planning, execution, operations and financial performance of the university’s Health Sciences Center. Pegues began his career in management consulting specializing in troubled company and Chapter 11 bankruptcy turnarounds.


Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their industries and businesses. Learn more at

Source: Huron

Sarah McHugh