CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2009--
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business
consulting services, today announced the appointment of two vice
presidents who will lead practices in the Company’s Health and Education
West Johnson was named vice president, Healthcare Revenue Consulting,
replacing Paul Kohlheim, who has stepped down for health-related
reasons. Laura Yaeger has been named vice president, Higher Education
Consulting. They will join Gordon Mountford, vice president, Healthcare
Operational Consulting and leader of Huron’s Wellspring Partners
practice, in the overall management of the Company’s Health and
Education Consulting segment.
“We are fortunate to have West and Laura’s extensive experience to lead
these critical Huron practices. Both individuals have demonstrated
exceptional leadership abilities with our people and the growth of our
health and education practices,” said James H. Roth, chief executive
officer, Huron Consulting Group.
“I also want to express deep gratitude for all that Paul Kohlheim has
done since he joined us just over one year ago. His professionalism and
warm personality will be deeply missed, and we wish him a speedy
recovery,” added Roth.
Johnson has been acting in this capacity since June and will formally
assume leadership responsibility for Stockamp, Huron’s healthcare
revenue performance improvement practice. He has more than 20 years of
experience in healthcare consulting, including substantial revenue cycle
experience and depth of knowledge in information systems and technology.
Johnson joined the Company as a managing director in July 2008 when
Huron acquired the healthcare consulting firm Stockamp & Associates.
Prior to joining Stockamp in 1995, he spent 10 years in healthcare and
health insurance consulting with Accenture.
Yaeger, who has more than 20 years of higher education consulting
experience, will assume leadership responsibility of the Company’s
Higher Education business. She specializes in helping educational
institutions and academic medical centers with strategic, operational,
and financial challenges. Yaeger has substantial experience assisting
these organizations with strategic and financial planning, operational
performance improvement, and management of their research enterprise.
She joined Huron as a founding managing director in 2002.
Huron’s Health and Education Consulting segment represented more than
55% of the Company’s revenues in the second quarter of 2009. The Company
helps healthcare institutions and universities respond to increasing
funding constraints and regulatory challenges. Huron’s healthcare
business includes the Wellspring Partners and Stockamp practices that
address performance improvement needs at health systems, hospitals and
academic medical systems across the country. Huron’s higher education
professionals have assisted 80 of the top 100 research universities. Modern
Healthcare ranked Huron second on its 2009 list of the top 15
largest healthcare management consulting firms.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve
performance, comply with complex regulations, resolve disputes, recover
from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company
teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results.
Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and
distressed organizations, including leading academic institutions,
healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized
businesses, and the law firms that represent these various
organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
Source: Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group
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