Huron Consulting Group Bolsters Higher Education Practice with Addition of Dr. Richard J. Messina
Chicago – June 26, 2008 – Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced that Dr. Richard J. Messina will serve as a consultant to the Company’s Higher Education practice as it assists university clients with strategic planning efforts to improve their academic viability and financial stability.
“As the leading resource to higher education institutions, Huron continues to add experts to meet the unique needs of our clients,” said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “Richard has built great experience in an extraordinary career and I am confident his deep knowledge of the field will bring increased capabilities to Huron and the many universities and research institutions that we serve.”
During more than three decades as a management consultant, Dr. Messina has served a broad range of enterprises, including many educational, not-for-profit, and scientific organizations. Since 1986, he has been president of the management consulting firm Messina & Graham, which helps clients develop and implement successful strategies, design high performance organizations, and improve operations. Earlier in his career, he was with McKinsey & Company for nearly a decade, providing counsel to the senior executives of major corporations in several industries. Recently, Dr. Messina worked with a prominent Southern university in a two-year strategic planning effort where he advised their Board of Trustees. Dr. Messina received his BS from Boston College, his MBA at Dartmouth's Tuck School and a PhD in physics at Dartmouth College.
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Huron Consulting Group helps clients effectively address complex challenges that arise in litigation, disputes, investigations, regulatory compliance, procurement, financial distress, and other sources of significant conflict or change. The Company also helps clients deliver superior customer and capital market performance through integrated strategic, operational, and organizational change. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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