CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ:HURN), today announced that Hugh Sawyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regis Corporation, has been appointed to Huron’s board of directors and will serve as its eighth member.
“We are pleased to welcome Hugh to Huron’s board of directors,” said John McCartney, non-executive chairman of the Huron board. “Hugh’s extensive board and diverse leadership experiences supporting companies undergoing rapid change will be extremely valuable as Huron continues its own evolution to become the premier transformation partner to clients. We expect that Hugh’s deep understanding of the consulting industry and the industries we serve will enable him to have an immediate impact on our business.”
Sawyer currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Regis Corporation, a global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. Prior to joining Regis Corporation, Sawyer was a managing director in Huron’s business advisory practice where he applied his deep expertise to strategically reposition organizations and improve profitability. He has more than 40 years of experience leading operational improvements, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic transformations for large and mid-sized public and private companies in numerous industries ranging from healthcare and energy to retail and telecommunications.
Sawyer has served as the president or chief executive officer of nine companies, including Wells Fargo Armored Service Corporation, Aegis Communications Group, Inc., Allied Holdings, Inc., and Euramax International, Inc. In addition to serving on the board of Regis Corporation, Sawyer also serves on the board of JHT Holdings, Inc. Sawyer has served as a director of numerous public and private companies, including Energy Future Competitive Holdings Company LLC, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC, Edison Mission Energy, the Board of Managing Trustees of the Edison Mission Energy Reorganization Trust, Neff Equipment Rental and Spiegel, Inc.
Sawyer received his B.A. with academic honors from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). He was elected to the University of Florida “Hall of Fame” and is a member of the Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.
Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their industries and businesses. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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