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Risk & Insurance Magazine® Honors 32 Marsh and Mercer Colleagues With Power Broker® Awards

New York   |   February 29, 2016

Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, and Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, today announced that Risk & Insurance® magazine named 32 Marsh and Mercer colleagues as Power Broker® winners and finalists in its annual issue recognizing brokers who provide outstanding risk management advice and customer service. Marsh and Mercer are operating companies of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC).

Representing 18 industries, 25 Marsh professionals and one Mercer colleague were recognized as 2016 Power Broker® winners. Six Marsh colleagues were named finalists.

“I congratulate all of our colleagues who have been named Power Broker® winners and finalists,” said Robert Bentley, president of Marsh’s US and Canada Division. “Each of the winners is truly deserving of recognition. The depth of knowledge, expertise, relationships and industry advocacy represented by the group differentiates Marsh and the value we deliver to our clients.”

The Power Broker® awards are based on nominations provided by brokers and risk managers as judged by separate panels of risk managers and Risk & Insurance® journalists for each industry segment. Hundreds of risk managers were interviewed in the process of identifying, soliciting, evaluating, and judging the final nominations. Individuals were judged primarily on their creativity in solving risk-related problems during 2015, their industry knowledge, and their high level of client service.

Power Broker Winners:

  • Automotive

    • Bruce Ludwig

  • Construction/Design

    • Danette Beck

    • Richard Floyd

  • Energy Downstream

    • Sean Faulkner

    • Matthew Giambagno

  • Energy Upstream

    • Jessie Guerrero

  • Entertainment – Media/Events

    • Brooke Barnette

  • Environmental

    • Cristin Bullen

    • James Vetter

  • Financial Institutions

    • Christopher Cancro

  • Health Care

    • Barbara Alvey (Mercer)

    • Mary Mulhern

    • Helen Vrabel

  • Marine

    • Herman Brito, Jr.

    • Andrew Smith

    • Ali Rizvi

  • Nonprofit (Excludes Health Care, Higher Education, and Public Sector)

    • Dana Gannon

  • Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences

    • Sarah Goodman

    • Ty Howe

  • Real Estate

    • Michael Walsh

  • Retailing/Wholesaling

    • Susan Young

  • Technology
    • Rachel Lavender

  • Transportation/Trucking/Rail
    • Tony Reynolds

  • Utilities

    • Tim Farward

    • Julie Reinhardt

  • Utilities, Alternative

    • Stefan Szulc

Power Broker Finalists:

  • Entertainment – Media/Events

    • Scott Schachter

  • Environmental

    • Kimberly Mann

  • Financial Institutions

    • Stefanie Pearl

  • Health Care

    • Wes Merritt

  • Private Client

    • Lori Bassano

  • Utilities

    • Paul Whitstock


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 57,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

About Marsh

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.