BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John McCartney was appointed Non-executive Chairman of the board in May 2010. He has served on our board since October 2004. From that date until February 2010, he served as chairman of the Audit Committee. In July 2007, Mr. McCartney was appointed a non-executive director of Datatec Limited, a networking technology and services company, where he serves as chairman of the remuneration committee and also serves on the nominating committee. He had previously served as vice chairman of the board of directors of Datatec from October 1998 until May 2004. In August 2011, Mr. McCartney joined the board of Transco, Inc., a Chicago-based company that provides solutions to customers in the railroad, electric utility, process and manufacturing industries. 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 continued to serve as a director until September 2017. Mr. McCartney had previously 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 had served on that board from 1998 until March 2015. Mr. McCartney served on the board of Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, from March 2015 until November 2017. From May 2009 until February 2015, he served on the board of Covance Inc., a drug development services company. In addition, from 2004 to 2008, Mr. McCartney served as chairman of the board of trustees of Davidson College. From June 1997 to March 1998, Mr. McCartney held the position of president of 3Com Corporation's Client Access Unit. He joined the executive management team of US Robotics in March 1984 as vice president and chief financial officer and served in various executive capacities until serving as president and chief operating officer of US Robotics from January 1996 until its merger with 3Com Corporation in June 1997. Mr. McCartney received a B.A. in Philosophy from Davidson College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
George E. Massaro
George E. Massaro resumed the position of Vice Chairman of Huron's board in May 2010, a role in which he had previously served from March 2005 until July 2009. Mr. Massaro had assumed the role of Non-executive Chairman in July 2009, to assist the new management team upon the departure of the Company's former chairman. Mr. Massaro has served as a director since May 2004. In February 2009, Mr. Massaro ceased to be an employee of the Company. He had served as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2003 until March 2005. Mr. Massaro joined the Company in August 2002 as a managing director and subsequently became the leader of our Disputes and Investigations and Valuation Services practices. Previously, he served as the managing partner of Arthur Andersen LLP's 1,200-person New England practice from 1998 to 2002 and managing partner of the Boston office from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Massaro has served clients in the financial services and high-technology industries. Since 2003, Mr. Massaro has served as a director of Charles River Laboratories, a provider of research products and preclinical services for the biomedical community, where he serves as chairman of the audit committee. Until December 2017, he had served as a member of the board of trustees of Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and as a member of the finance committee of the Archdiocese of Boston. In addition, he had served as a director of Eastern Bank Corporation, an independent mutual bank holding company in New England, from February 2003 until December 2017. Mr. Massaro received a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Bentley College and an MBA from Babson College.
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 2017, 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. 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.
James D. Edwards
James D. Edwards was elected to our board of directors on October 12, 2004. Mr. Edwards retired in 2002 as managing partner—global markets of Arthur Andersen LLP, a position he had held since 1998. He first began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP and served in several positions in which he developed significant financial expertise in public accounting and provided consulting services to a broad range of industries. Mr. Edwards previously served a lengthy tenure as a director of Crawford & Company, a public global provider of claims adjustment and risk management solutions. He had also served on the board of Cousins Properties Incorporated, a publicly held REIT, until May 2014. Mr. Edwards served on the board of Transcend Services, Inc., a provider of medical transcription services to the healthcare industry, until early 2012, and served on the board of IMS Health Incorporated, a global provider of information solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, until February 2010. Mr. Edwards received a B.S. in Accounting from Bob Jones University and was a long-term member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
H. Eugene Lockhart
H. Eugene Lockhart has served on our board of directors since December 2006. In November 2012, Mr. Lockhart became senior advisor at General Atlantic LLC, a leading global growth investment firm. In October 2014, he founded and became chairman and managing partner of MissionOG LLC, a growth stage investment firm. In March 2011, Mr. Lockhart was appointed to the board of Metro Bank PLC, a public retail bank operating in the U.K., where he serves as the chair of the risk and audit committee. From August 2014 until May 2016, Mr. Lockhart served on the board of Aaron's, Inc., a lease-to-own retailer of furnishings, consumer electronics and home appliances. Until March 2015, he had served as audit committee chairman of RadioShack Corporation, a retail seller of consumer electronic goods and services, on whose board he had served since January 2003. Mr. Lockhart served on the board of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., a purchaser of accounts receivable portfolios from consumer credit originators, 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 has 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 vice chairman of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). From 2002 until 2012, Mr. Lockhart was a venture partner at Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm. His prior positions include president of Global Retail Bank and Bank of America, as well as president and chief executive officer of MasterCard International. Mr. Lockhart received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA 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.
John S. Moody
John S. Moody has served on our board of directors since November 2005. He is chief executive officer of Parkside Capital, formerly known as ProTerra Realty, a fund manager investing in real estate in Houston, Texas. In November 2015, Mr. Moody was appointed chairman of the board of Four Corners Property Trust, Inc., a public real estate investment trust, where he also serves as chairman of the compensation committee. Mr. Moody joined the board of Hines Global REIT, a privately owned real estate investment, development and management company, in June 2009. He joined the board of directors of Potlatch Corp., a real estate investment trust, in September 2006, and in January 2009, he assumed the role of Vice Chairman of Potlatch Corp. Mr. Moody also serves as chairman of the board of St. John’s School in Houston, Texas. From 2001 to 2005, he served on the boards of directors of three publicly held REITs: Keystone Property Trust, CRIIMI MAE, Inc. and Equity Office Properties Trust. From 2004 until October 2005, Mr. Moody served as president and chief executive officer of HRO Asset Management, LLC, a real estate advisory business. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Moody served as president of Marsh & McLennan Real Estate Advisors, Inc., a business that directed the execution of real estate projects and transactions for Marsh & McLennan. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Moody was president and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Properties, Inc., a REIT that acquired, developed and operated large-scale Class A office buildings in major markets throughout the United States and that merged into Equity Office Properties Trust. Mr. Moody received a B.A. in History from Stanford University and a J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law.
Debra Zumwalt was elected to Huron’s board of directors in October 2014. Since 2001, Ms. Zumwalt has been the Vice President and General Counsel of Stanford University and oversees 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 (the investment arm of the University that 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 SHI and SUMIT (a holding company and captive insurance company that provides insurance coverage for the Stanford hospitals and physicians). Previously, Ms. Zumwalt was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a major global law firm, and served on the managing board of that firm. Ms. Zumwalt is currently a director of Exponent, Inc., a public engineering and scientific consulting company. She is also on the board 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 our board of directors on February 8, 2018. Mr. Sawyer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director, of Regis Corporation since April 2017. He was previously a Managing Director at Huron from January 2010 until May 2017, where he led the Operational Improvement Service Line for Huron's Business Advisory Practice. Mr. Sawyer 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 a Managing Director 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 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 has also served as a director of numerous public and private companies, including, JHT Holdings, Inc., where he has served since 2012; Energy Future Competitive Holdings Company LLC; Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC from 2013 to October 2016; Edison Mission Energy from July 2012 to April 2014; and thereafter on the Board of Managing Trustees of the EME Reorganization Trust until December 2016.