Governor Terry Branstad to Kick off Mercer’s Veteran Community Speaker Series in Urbandale, Iowa

Governor Branstad and Mercer’s Chief Operating Officer Ken Haderer
to discuss employment challenges and opportunities for veterans in honor
of Memorial Day

URBANDALE, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and
careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies
(NYSE:MMC), will host a kick-off event – “Preparing our Veterans for
the Workforce”
– for Marsh & McLennan’s Veteran
Community Speaker Series
on May 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
at Mercer’s Urbandale Service Center. Governor Terry Branstad and Ken
Haderer, Mercer’s Chief Operating Officer, will speak at the event,
followed by a robust panel discussion about enhancing the veteran
employment experience and a networking reception with
participating Mercer business leaders.

Participants will discuss hiring practices needed for success in today’s
competitive talent marketplace, establish relationships with Mercer
colleagues, learn about and pursue meaningful employment opportunities
with members of Mercer’s Talent Acquisition team, and network with other
industry professionals.

Veterans and supporters of our Veterans interested in participating in
the discussion, along with members of the media, are invited to attend.
The event will take place at Mercer’s Urbandale Service Center on 12421
Meredith Drive in Urbandale. To register, please visit

Recently named one of America’s Best Employers 2016 by Forbes, and
ranked 26th on Military Times’ Best for Vets Employers 2016,
Marsh & McLennan Companies is committed to hiring 500 US Veterans by the
end of 2016 and providing them with the resources to build successful
civilian careers as part of its Veterans
Talent Initiative
. In support of the firm’s ongoing efforts in this
area, Mercer announced on May 9th that it has formed a
relationship with Student Veterans of America (SVA) which will provide
its Mercer
digital platform to SVA and its members free of

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 careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s
more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm
operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh
& McLennan Companies
(NYSE:MMC), a global professional services
firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk,
strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000
colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent
company of Marsh,
a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy
, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary
services; and Oliver
, a leader in management consulting. For more information,
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Anna Gioni, 212-345-7291