Mercer announced today that Erin Packwood has returned to the firm as
Partner and Central Market Talent Business Leader. Based in Houston, Ms.
Packwood will lead Mercer consulting teams that help clients identify
and solve their toughest talent-related issues in such areas as
leadership development, workforce planning, employee engagement,
communications, rewards, competitive benchmarking and HR-enabling
technologies. She reports to Will Ferguson, Mercer's North America
Talent Business Leader and Julie Humphries, Mercer's Central Market
Ms. Packwood brings more than 25 years of corporate and consulting
leadership experience to her role. Prior to joining Mercer, she was
Director of Global Total Rewards & Employee Engagement for Transocean.
From 2006 to 2010 she served as Houston Market Leader for Mercer's then
Human Capital business and Southwest United States region. Earlier in
her career she was Managing Director of a specialty investment banking
firm where she focused on mergers and acquisitions.
"We are very pleased to welcome Erin and her track record of successful
client engagements back to Mercer," said Mr. Ferguson. "As our Houston
and greater Central market-based clients look to leverage their talent
for sustainable competitive advantage, we will rely on Erin's skills and
abilities to help them better achieve this goal and to assist Mercer in
further growing its Talent business."
Ms. Packwood earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with
an emphasis on organizational behavior and management from the
University of Houston.
Ms. Packwood will assume the role previously filled by Senior Partner
David Hlborn, who will now focus his efforts exclusively on his
position as Mercer's Houston Office Leader in order to drive further
growth in this strategically important and dynamic market.
"Given the tremendous growth we're seeing in Houston, we believe that a
truly dedicated focus is critically important," said Ms. Humphries.
"With David's diversity of experience across a variety of industries and
client issues, he is uniquely positioned to help us continue to build
our momentum in Houston."
Note to editors - Mercer's Central market is comprised of Alabama,
Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska,
Colorado and New Mexico.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and
investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health,
wealth, and performance of their most vital asset - their people.
Mercer's more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries, and the
firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary
& McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC), a global team of professional
services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of
risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide
and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is
also the parent company of Marsh,
a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy
Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance
intermediary services; and Oliver
Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more
information, visit www.mercer.com.
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