Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ken Sperling Rejoins Hewitt as Global Health Management Consulting Leader

Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company, today announced that Ken Sperling will rejoin Hewitt as the Global Health Management Consulting Leader on April 6. Ken will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of Hewitt’s global health management consulting business and expanding Hewitt’s health care presence and solutions in key regions around the world. He will also take an active role in Hewitt’s thought leadership development and public policy efforts. Ken will report to Eric Fiedler, president of Hewitt’s Consulting business.

Ken was a leader in Hewitt’s U.S. Health Management (HM) practice for 17 years. He left Hewitt in 2005 to become the Senior Vice President of National Accounts at CIGNA HealthCare, where he was responsible for developing and executing a business strategy for the large employer segment. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of CIGNA’s Senior and Retiree Services division. During his tenure at Hewitt, Ken took on many leadership roles within the HM business. He was the Market Leader for the East Region and drove many special health care projects in Latin America and Europe. Ken also authored numerous articles for industry trade publications and is frequently quoted in national publications on a variety of health care trends and issues.

“This is an unprecedented time in health care, with reform discussions in the U.S., a challenging economy, and a growing need for global improvements in workforce health and productivity,” said Eric Fiedler, president of Hewitt’s Consulting business. “Ken’s experience on the large health plan side and his past achievements here will be valuable as we help our clients around the world navigate their health care challenges. He is a passionate and dynamic leader, and under his direction, I am confident that we will further strengthen and accelerate the growth of our global health care business.”

Ken is the Chairman of the Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut’s Health Care Management Program. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management. Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences and Accounting from Duke University, and an M.B.A. from New York University. He will be based in Hewitt’s Norwalk, Connecticut office.

About Hewitt Associates

Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW) provides leading organizations around the world with expert human resources consulting and outsourcing solutions to help them anticipate and solve their most complex benefits, talent, and related financial challenges. Hewitt consults with companies to design and implement a wide range of human resources, retirement, investment management, health management, compensation and talent management strategies. As a leading outsourcing provider, Hewitt administers health care, retirement, payroll and other HR programs to millions of employees, their families and retirees. With a history of exceptional client service since 1940, Hewitt has offices in more than 30 countries and employs approximately 23,000 associates who are helping to make the world a better place to work. For more information, please visit

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