Mercer announced today that Giuliana Rivers recently joined the firm’s Houston office within the Defined Contribution Advisors specialty practice. In this role she will provide operational and investment advisory services to Defined Contribution plan clients in Houston and the greater Central* market. Ms. Rivers reports to Michael Barbour, Partner and Houston Health & Benefits Practice Leader. Ms. Rivers joins Mercer from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. where she served as Senior Client Relationship Consultant and managed a number of client relationships and their related Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit plans. During her career she has held related positions of increasing responsibility at such leading firms as Principal Financial Group and Morgan Stanley. “We are very pleased to welcome Giuliana to Mercer,” said Charlie Ledbetter, National Business Leader for Mercer’s Defined Contribution Advisors. “We are confident her considerable experience in the industry will greatly benefit our clients and Mercer in the strategically important and growing greater Houston and Central marketplace.” Ms. Rivers earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and her MBA from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Members of Mercer’s Defined Contribution Advisors are Registered Representatives and/or Investment Adviser Representatives with MMC Securities Corp. * Mercer’s Central market includes AL, AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NE, NM, OK and TX 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 performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 55,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.