Sharon Cunninghis has been appointed as the leader of Mercer Marketplace
Exchange Solutions, a new division within Mercer dedicated to delivering
creative solutions in the exchange space. In this role, she will report
to Julio A. Portalatin, Mercer's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mercer also announced that Bernard Walsh will succeed Ms. Cunninghis as
the North America Health & Benefits Region Leader. Mr. Walsh will report
to Dave Rahill, Global Health & Benefits Leader, and Pat Milligan, North
America Region President.
"With the formation of Mercer Marketplace Exchange Solutions and
Sharon's leadership, Mercer has the clear advantage to strategically
deliver value to employees, retirees, and consumers in a customized
way," said Mr. Portalatin. "Throughout her 25 years with Mercer, Sharon
has been pivotal in driving product and solutions development, including
Mercer Health Advantage, Global Health Accelerator, and Mercer
Marketplace, to name a few. She has been influential on a significant
number of client engagements and key relationships in the industry and
brings a wealth of consulting and brokerage expertise."
"Bernie Walsh, as Sharon's successor, brings 18 years of proven health
care experience with Mercer and our sister company Marsh," said Mr.
Rahill. "His diverse background will serve to deliver innovative
thnking that continues to be a powerful driver in the industry."
Mercer is a global 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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