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. He was elected to Huron's board of directors in November 2009. Mr. Roth served as the President from March 2011 until February 2019. 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 guided and grew 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. Under his leadership as CEO, Huron has been named by Forbes as one of the Best Management Consulting Firms in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and one of America’s Best Employers in 2015 and 2016, by Consulting magazine as one of the Best Firms to Work For from 2011 through 2018, and, for ten years in a row, Huron's Healthcare practice was ranked in the top five of Modern Healthcare’s list of Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms. He served as President of Huron from March 2011 to February 2019. He also served as Vice President, Health and Education Consulting for the Company from January 2007 until July 2009. Since Huron’s inception in 2002, until he became 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 within the firm. In November 2014, Mr. Roth was appointed to the board of Shorelight Holdings LLC, a U.S.-based company focused on partnering with leading nonprofit universities to increase access and retention of international students and boost institutional growth. In November 2014, Mr. Roth was also appointed to the board of Keypath Education Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment management services to colleges and universities. Previously, from March 2013 until April 2015, he served on the board of Aviv REIT, a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in skilled nursing facilities. Mr. Roth received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.