Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Orlando D. Ashford Named "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks In Corporate America"

MMC's Orlando D. Ashford Named to Savoy Magazine's "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America"

NEW YORK, Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc (MMC) announced that Orlando D. Ashford, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of MMC, has been named one of Savoy magazine's "Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America." The Top 100 list showcases a cross section of national and international business leaders and executives representing a wide range of industries who demonstrate leadership and influence within their companies and communities.
Featured in Savoy's Spring 2010 issue, The 100 "Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America" are extraordinary professionals and entrepreneurs that lead by example and empower others within corporate America.
"I am honored and excited to be recognized alongside such talented and accomplished individuals," said Mr. Ashford, who joined MMC in 2008.
"We congratulate Orlando on this well-deserved recognition," said Brian Duperreault, CEO and Chairman of MMC. "In addition to being a key member of the MMC executive team, Orlando serves as an inspiration to future leaders within the organization."
At MMC, Mr. Ashford is the lead HR executive for over 52,000 employees in nearly 100 countries. With his team, he provides leadership on all aspects of Human Resources including talent management, diversity, compensation, wellness, benefits and HR operations. In addition, the global employee communications and corporate social responsibility functions report into him. Mr. Ashford is Co-Chair of MMC's enterprise-wide Diversity Council and helped conceptualize the "Inclusion Network " -- a groundbreaking diversity initiative launched last year by MMC and Heidrick & Struggles.
Outside of the office, Mr. Ashford is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). He is on the corporate advisory board of the University of Virginia Darden School. He also sits on the advisory boards of the Purdue University School of Technology and TheLadders.com.
MMC is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of the world's leading risk experts and specialty consultants, including Marsh, the insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy; and Kroll, the risk consulting firm. With approximately 52,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, MMC provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 100 countries. Its stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC's website address is www.mmc.com.

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