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TMCNet:  Erin Packwood Joins Mercer as Central Market Talent Business Leader

[December 09, 2013]

Erin Packwood Joins Mercer as Central Market Talent Business Leader

HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--

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 Leader.

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.

About Mercer

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 of Marsh & 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. Follow Mercer on Twitter (News - Alert) @MercerInsights.


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