CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Debra Zumwalt, vice president and general counsel for Stanford University, has been appointed to Huron’s board of directors and will serve as its eighth member.
“We are pleased to welcome Debra to Huron’s board,” said John McCartney, non-executive chairman of the Huron board. “Debra’s extensive background in managing the legal and business issues affecting higher education, academic medical centers, and the office of the general counsel will add an important perspective to the board. She also has a passion for innovation and collaboration, which fits very well with Huron’s culture.”
Zumwalt has served as the vice president and general counsel for Stanford University since 2001, and is a member of the University Cabinet responsible for the legal and strategic advice to the boards of the University, Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Stanford Management Company.
During her career, Zumwalt was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP from 1993-2001. She specialized in complex civil litigation and higher education law. She was the managing partner of the Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm's governing board. Between 1987 and 1993, Zumwalt was a senior university counsel at Stanford. Prior to that, she worked as litigation counsel for Chevron Chemical Company.
Zumwalt received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She is on the board of the American University of Afghanistan and the Academy of Art University. Zumwalt also serves as a member of the board of directors of Exponent Inc., an engineering and scientific consulting company.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, transform the enterprise, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 425 health systems, hospitals, and academic medical centers; more than 400 corporate general counsel; and more than 350 universities and research institutions. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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