Mercer appoints Stephanie Penner as Tri-state office leader

26 April 2019 2 min. read
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Global human resources consultancy Mercer has named Stephanie Penner as Tri-state office leader for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Penner, who has been with the consulting firm since 1998, brings with her more than 20 years of experience developing workforce strategies for clients across industries.

In her new role, Penner will build and strengthen local client relationships while driving revenue growth and regional market expansion. She will also lead go-to-market sales strategies for Mercer’s three business lines: health, wealth, and career. Penner will report to Pat Tomlinson, Mercer's East market CEO.

Penner has spent the lion’s share of her consulting career as a leader in Mercer’s career business line. She was most recently the head of the career consulting business for the East market, where she led sales, client service, and delivery teams on the East Coast. Mercer’s career business tackles issues including talent strategy, compensation, HR transformation, and change management.
Mercer appoints Stephanie Penner as Tri-state office leaderPenner joined the firm in 1998 as a consultant, working her way up the career business – first heading Philadelphia, then the Mid-Atlantic region, then the Northeast region. Before her 21-year tenure at Mercer, Penner spent six years as a consultant at Hay Group (now Korn Ferry).

Aside from her consulting work, Penner is also a frequent speaker on workplace macro trends and their impact on workforce strategies. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Time Magazine, and has appeared as a panelist on numerous radio and television shows.

“We are pleased to welcome Stephanie as our Tri-state office leader,” Tomlinson said. “Her knowledge, insights, and proven track record of success will help us further provide exceptional service and solutions to our clients while strategically growing our business in the New York Tri-state area across all lines of business.”

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