May 19, 2016

United States, 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

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 MatchTM  digital platform to SVA and its members free of charge. 

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 Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.