Hugh E. Sawyer was elected to Huron’s board of directors in February 2018. Since April 2017, Mr. Sawyer has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Regis Corporation, a corporation that owns, franchises and operates beauty salons worldwide. Mr. Sawyer previously served as a managing director at Huron, beginning in January 2010, and led the Operational Improvement Service Line for Huron's Business Advisory Practice. He has more than 35 years of experience leading operational improvements, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions and strategic transformations for both public and private companies across a diverse group of industries.
While at Huron, he served as Interim President and CEO of JHT Holdings, Inc., a provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, from January 2010 to March 2012; as the Chief Administrative Officer of Fisker Automotive Inc. (now known as Fisker Inc.), a manufacturer of hybrid electric vehicles, from January 2013 to March 2013; as Chief Restructuring Officer of Fisker Automotive from March 2013 to October 2013; and as Interim President of Euramax International, Inc., a global manufacturer of building products, from February 2014 to August 2015.
Including Regis, he has served as the president or chief executive officer of nine companies, including Wells Fargo Armored Service Corporation, The Cunningham Group, Inc., National Linen Service, Inc., Aegis Communications Group, Inc., Allied Holdings, Inc., and Legendary Holdings, Inc. Mr. Sawyer served on the boards of numerous companies, including JHT Holdings, Inc. from March 2012 to June 2018, Energy Future Competitive Holdings Company LLC and its subsidiary, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC from October 2013 to October 2016, and Edison Mission Energy (EME) from July 2012 to April 2014. He also served on the board of managing trustees of the EME Reorganization Trust from April 2014 until December 2016. Mr. Sawyer received a B.A. in English with honors from the University of Florida.