Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mercer Announces Two Senior Appointments to Strengthen Its Position in a Growing Marketplace

Mercer announced today that Mindy Fox has been appointed US Region Leader for Mercer and will become a member of Mercer’s global operating committee, succeeding Bob Shannon, who will be assuming a new executive role, Global Relationship Leader. Both will report to Larry Woerner, Global Head of Regions.

“Mercer is committed to providing a broad suite of solutions as clients face increasingly complex changes in a global, rapidly changing business environment,” said M. Michele Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer. “Mindy and Bob are two of our most experienced and highly regarded executives. Mindy brings an unmatched passion for clients and for building great client teams. These qualities, combined with her deep knowledge of the marketplace, position her to be very effective in her new, larger role.”

Added Ms. Burns: “Under Bob's leadership, the US region has enjoyed strong commercial success. In his new role Bob will assist with implementing Mercer global initiatives as well as manage a portfolio of our most important accounts. He will coach and advise a select group of global account teams as we continue to drive client-centered service.”

Ms. Fox joined Mercer in 1993 and for the past four years has been head of the New York Metro market. She is also a Global Client Manager and has had overall responsibility for several of Mercer's largest clients.

Mr. Shannon is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of health and welfare benefits as well as mergers and acquisitions. He joined Mercer in 1997 as part of the Foster Higgins acquisition, where he had been a partner for 10 years with responsibility for its US M&A business. He has more than 30 years’ experience in employee benefit consulting.

About Mercer

Mercer is a leading global provider of consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues, designing and helping manage health, retirement and other benefits. It is a leader in benefit outsourcing. Mercer’s investment services include investment consulting and multi-manager investment management. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., which lists its stock (NYSE: MMC) on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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