Julie Howard

President and Chief Operating Officer, Navigant Consulting

Julie joined Navigant Consulting Inc. in 1998 and currently serves as its president and chief operating officer. She is responsible for the overall management of company operations, including business unit operations, strategic planning and human capital development. Julie plays an integral role in the development and implementation of strategic objectives and initiatives for Navigant. In this capacity, Julie holds responsibility for the day-to-day management of company profitability, operations and infrastructure, including international practice operations, business development, compensation strategy, professional development, marketing and communications, information technology and administrative operations.


Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin and has completed several Harvard Business School Executive Education Programs and the Stanford University Corporate Governance Seminar. Julie serves on the boards for the Association of Management Consulting Firms, Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Business School of the University of Wisconsin and the Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago.


In 2014, Julie received Anti-Defamation League's Women of Achievement Award and Consulting magazine's "Women Leaders in Consulting" Lifetime Achievement Award.


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