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 thinking that continues to be a powerful driver in the industry.”
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