Mercer appoints Kelley Bright as Kentucky office leader

03 May 2019 2 min. read
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Global human resources consultancy Mercer has appointed Kelley Bright as its Kentucky office leader. She will be tasked with building and strengthening local client relationships, driving revenue growth, and expanding market presence in Kentucky. Bright will be based in Mercer’s Louisville’s office, and will work under Paige Clay, Mercer’s market leader for the Carolinas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

“We are excited to welcome Kelley to this new position,” Clay said in a press release. “Her leadership experience, industry knowledge and proven track record of success will help us further provide exceptional service and solutions to our clients while strategically growing our business across all lines of business.” 

Bright carries more than 25 years’ experience in the consulting industry, of which 17 were spent at EY, most recently as the assistant director for business development. She is also a board member and former president of Women Influencing Louisville, a nonprofit focusing on supporting women’s career advancement – experience that lines up with the firm’s commitment to actively introducing greater gender balance in its career services.Mercer appoints Kelley Bright as Kentucky office leaderMercer offers advice and tech-driven solutions to assist organizations’ health, wealth, and career needs of a workforce that is quickly and constantly in flux. It has more than 23,000 employees based in 44 countries, and  operates in more than 130 countries.

The firm is riding a wave of new appointments. Last week, it promoted Stephanie Penner to Tri-state office leader. In her role, Penner will build and strengthen local client relationships while driving revenue growth and regional market expansion.

Additionally, Mercer in the beginning of April made three key leadership appointments in its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice, naming Brent Heslop the head of its global M&A Seattle-based business transformation segment; Paul Kibbe as a senior principal in New York; and Julie van Waveren, as a principal in Miami.