Global expert services firm Navigant has appointed Lloyd H. Dean to its board of directors while Peter B. Pond will step down from it. The changes become effective June 1. Dean is the president and CEO of Dignity Health. And, Pond is a founder and general partner at venture firm Alta Equity Partners.
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navigant (NYSE:NCI) announced the election of Lloyd H. Dean to the Board of Directors and the retirement of Peter B. Pond from the Board, effective June 1, 2014.
“On behalf of the Board, we are pleased to welcome Lloyd and are looking forward to incorporating his industry and business perspectives, as well as his strong governance experience, into our plans for enhancing Navigant shareholder value,” stated Julie Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His extensive healthcare expertise will be instrumental as we continue to develop strategies to drive accelerated growth for the Firm from industries experiencing disruptive change.”
With more than 20 years in healthcare operations and leadership experience, Dean currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health and has led the organization through significant strategic, operational, and financial transformations to its current status as a leading health care organization. He brings unique insights on health care reform and policy issues as an active participant in health care reform discussions with President Barack Obama and his staff and as an appointed member to The State Health Care Cost Commission. He is a member of the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company, serving as chairman of its human resources committee and a member of its corporate responsibility committee, its governance and nominating committee and its risk committee, and is also a member of the boards of directors of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. and Premier, Inc. He also serves as Board Chair for the Committee on JOBS, an organization that brings employment to the San Francisco Bay area.
Howard continued, “In addition, I would like to thank Peter for his long-standing service as a valuable member of the Board and his leadership on several Board committees over the years. Peter helped guide the Firm through significant organizational change, including strengthening the financial health and reputation of the organization, growing the Firm both organically and acquisitively and positioning Navigant to continue delivering shareholder value. We are grateful for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Pond, founder and General Partner of Alta Equity Partners, a venture capital firm, previously held the title of Midwest Head of Investment Banking for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He is Chairman of the Board at Maximus, Inc. and also an active member on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
“Serving on Navigant’s board for the last 17 years has been an honor,” said Pond. “Along with my fellow board members, we helped the Firm navigate through difficult economic and evolving regulatory environments. I am particularly proud of how the Firm has deftly managed through significant change during my tenure and built a strong platform to support future growth.”
Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.