Marsh & McLennan Companies Names Susan A. Stone General Counsel of Risk and Insurance Services
New York, NY | January 20, 2017
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people, announced today that Susan A. Stone has been appointed General Counsel of the Company’s Risk and Insurance Services (RIS) segment, which includes Marsh and Guy Carpenter. Ms. Stone’s new role is effective as of February 15, 2017.
Ms. Stone will report to Peter Zaffino, Chairman of Risk and Insurance Services, and to Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MMC, and be based in MMC’s New York headquarters. Ms. Stone succeeds James J. McNasby, who has served as General Counsel of Marsh since 2007 and as General Counsel of RIS since 2015. Mr. McNasby has assumed a business role within Marsh. For the past 21 years, Ms. Stone has been a partner at Sidley Austin, LLP, where she served as a member of the executive committee and co-head of the firm’s insurance practice.
“Susan’s significant insurance industry experience, strong management skills and track record of counseling Fortune 500 companies on complex legal issues make her ideally suited for this important leadership role,” said Peter Zaffino, Chairman of Risk and Insurance Services.
Ms. Stone graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. Early in her career, she worked as a management consultant at Bain and as a federal prosecutor. Ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and named in Benchmark Litigation’s national ranking of “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” Ms. Stone has also served on the boards of The Auditorium Theatre, WTTW Public Television, The Joffrey Ballet, and The Chicago Children’s Museum.
“I am delighted to welcome Susan to the firm,” said Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MMC. “She is widely respected for her legal and business acumen and will be a terrific addition to our Legal, Compliance and Public Affairs department.”
About Marsh & McLennan Companies
MARSH & McLENNAN COMPANIES (NYSE: MMC) is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Marsh is a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter is a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer is a leader in talent, health, retirement and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman is a leader in management consulting. With annual revenue of $13 billion and approximately 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 130 countries. The Company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. Visit www.mmc.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MMC_Global.
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue approaching US$17 billion and 76,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.