BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John McCartney was appointed Non-executive Chairman of the board in May 2010 and has served on Huron’s board since October 2004. He serves as the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, is a member of the Audit Committee, and was the Chair of the Audit Committee from October 2004 through February 2010. Mr. McCartney joined the executive management team of US Robotics in March 1984 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. At US Robotics, he served in various executive capacities, including as Executive Vice President, International, until serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1996 until its merger with 3Com Corporation in June 1997. From June 1997 to March 1998, Mr. McCartney held the position of President of 3Com Corporation’s Client Access Unit. Mr. McCartney was appointed a non-executive director of Datatec Limited, a public networking technology and services company, in July 2007, and currently serves as Chairman of the remuneration committee and as a member of the nominating committee. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Datatec from October 1998 until May 2004. Mr. McCartney has also served on the board of Transco, Inc., a Chicago-based company that provides solutions to customers in the railroad, electric utility, process and manufacturing industries, since August 2011. From March 2011 until September 2013, Mr. McCartney served as Chairman of the board of Westcon Group, Inc., a specialty distributor of networking and communications equipment, whose board he joined in August 1998 and for which he previously served as Chairman from January 2001 until March 2009, and where he continued to serve as a director and member of the compensation committee until September 2017. Mr. McCartney served on the board of Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, from March 2015 until the company was sold in November 2017. Beginning in May 2009, he served on the board of Covance Inc., a drug development services company, until February 2015 when the company was sold. Mr. McCartney also served as Chairman of the board of directors of A.M. Castle & Co., a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products, from January 2007 until April 2010. He served on that board from 1998 until March 2015. In addition, Mr. McCartney served as Chairman of the board of trustees of Davidson College from 2004 to 2008. Mr. McCartney received a B.A. in Philosophy from Davidson College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
James H. Roth
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 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 and 2017, 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 2019, and for ten years in a row, the Huron Healthcare practice was 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 Keypath Education Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment management services to colleges and universities, in November 2014. 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. Additionally, Mr. Roth serves on the board of Lurie Children’s Pediatric Anesthesia Associates. 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 received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
H. Eugene Lockhart
H. Eugene Lockhart has served on our board of directors since December 2006. Mr. Lockhart serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. Since October 2014, Mr. Lockhart has been the founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of MissionOG LLC, a venture capital firm with significant operational and investment experience across the financial services and payments industries. He also served as Special Adviser at General Atlantic LLC, a leading global growth investment firm from 2012 to 2019. From 2002 until 2012, Mr. Lockhart was a venture partner at Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm. Through these investment firms, Mr. Lockhart has been actively involved in overseeing the management of high growth private companies, including NetSpend, Argus Information, Metro Bank PLC, CLIP, DemystData, Factor Trust, Avant, BillDesk, and others. Prior leadership positions include, President of Global Retail Bank at Bank of America, President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard International, and CEO of Midland Bank plc. Mr. Lockhart was appointed to the board of Metro Bank PLC, a public retail bank operating in the U.K., in March 2011, where he presently serves as the Chair of the risk and audit committee. He served on the board of Aaron’s, Inc., a lease-to-own retailer of furnishings, electronics and appliances, from August 2014 until May 2016. He previously served as a director and audit committee chairman of RadioShack Corporation, a retail seller of consumer electronic goods and services, until March 2015. He served on the board of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., a purchaser of accounts receivable portfolios, until its June 2013 merger with Encore Capital Group, Inc., and also served on the board of IMS Health Incorporated, a global provider of information solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, until February 2010. Mr. Lockhart served on numerous philanthropic boards, including serving in the past as the Chair of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and the Chairman of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia. He is currently serving as the Chairman of Academic Affairs for the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia. Mr. Lockhart received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from The Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. In addition, Mr. Lockhart is a CPA, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Debra Zumwalt was elected to Huron’s board of directors in October 2014. Ms. Zumwalt serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 2001, Ms. Zumwalt has been the Vice President and General Counsel of Stanford University and is in charge of the legal services provided to the University and its two affiliated hospitals with combined annual revenues of over $9 billion. Ms. Zumwalt is a member of the University Cabinet and provides governance, legal and strategic advice to the boards of the University, Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Management Company, which manages over $24 billion in assets. Ms. Zumwalt is also a member of the board of overseers for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford, and a director of SUMIT Holding International, LLC and SUMIT Insurance Company Ltd., a holding company and captive insurance company providing insurance coverage for the Stanford hospitals and physicians. From 1993 to 2001, Ms. Zumwalt was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, where she specialized in complex civil litigation and higher education law, and for whom she served as managing partner of the Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm’s governing board. Previously, from 1987 to 1993, Ms. Zumwalt was Senior University Counsel at Stanford, responsible for advising and representing the University in connection with congressional hearings, criminal and civil investigations, negotiations and litigation matters. Prior to joining Stanford in 1987, Ms. Zumwalt worked as litigation counsel for Chevron Chemical Company and as a litigation associate for Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco. Ms. Zumwalt is currently a director of Exponent, Inc., a public engineering and scientific consulting company. She is also on the boards of the American University of Afghanistan and the Academy of Art University and has served on other nonprofit boards in education and legal services. Ms. Zumwalt received a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Hugh E. Sawyer
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.
Ekta Singh-Bushell was elected to Huron’s board of directors in May 2019 and was appointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in July 2019. Ms. Singh-Bushell was the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2016-2017. Prior to that, she spent over 17 years at Ernst & Young (“EY”), where she served in various leadership roles, including Global Coordinating Partner, Americas Innovation & Digital Strategy Leader, Global/Americas Tech Ops Executive, Global Information Security Officer and Northeast Advisory People Leader. During her tenure at EY she led transformations of companies across multiple industries through technological and digital change. Cranfield University nominated her to the 2017 Female FTSE Index: 100 Women to Watch, and in 2013, the Council of Urban Professionals recognized her contributions with a Catalyst Change Agent award. Ms. Singh-Bushell currently serves on the board of directors and as a member of the audit, remuneration and nominating and governance committees of Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc., and since 2018 has served on the board of directors and as a member of the audit and nominating and governance committees of DSW Inc. Ms. Singh-Bushell has also served as the lead independent director of Datatec Limited since 2018. Since 2017, Ms. Singh-Bushell has served on the board of directors, audit & risk and nominating & governance committees of TTEC Holdings, Inc. Since 2015, Ms. Singh-Bushell has served as a strategic board adviser to DecisionGPS, LLC. From 2004 - 2014, Ms. Singh-Bushell served on the board of directors of the Asian American Federation and as the treasurer and audit committee chair. Ms. Singh-Bushell has a Masters in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Poona, India. Ms. Singh-Bushell is a licensed CPA and holds advanced international certifications in governance, information systems security, and audit.