Mercer appoints new leadership, principal roles

16 September 2019 2 min. read
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Health, wealth, and career consultancy Mercer has announced several high-profile appointments for several locations in the US. Don Bobo will be the firm’s new office leader for Southern California; Trudi Sharpsteen will be a partner in the firm’s health and benefits practice, as well as the West market leader of the large and jumbo employer team; and Christina Losier will act as a principal consultant in Mercer’s health practice.

Losier is a former Mercer employee, working as a consultant in the Detrot office from 2003 to 2007, as well as a principal consultant in the employee health and benefits practice, from 2008 to 2013. Prior to rejoining Mercer, she served as vice president of employee benefits at LoVasco, an HR consultancy based in Detroit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Western Michigan University. For her new position, she will based in the Southfield, Michigan office and report to John Lapinski, the firm’s Detroit office business leader for health.

“We are excited to welcome Christina back to Mercer,” Lapinski said. “Her leadership, experience and industry knowledge will help us further provide exceptional service and solutions to our clients while helping us drive revenue growth and build our market presence in Southfield.”

Don Bobo, Trudi Sharpsteen and Christina Losier - Mercer

The majority of Sharpsteen’s experience comes from the large and jumbo employer sector. She most recently worked as area vice president at Blue Shield of California. She has also served as a senior consultant at Willis Towers Watson’s west division leadership team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Sharpsteen will report to Maura Cawley, Mercer’s large and jumbo employer team leader for the US.

Bobo, meanwhile, most recently served as Mercer’s office leader for the Mountain States, placing him at the head of the firm’s business in four offices spanning seven states. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California Poly at San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree from Houston Baptist University. Bobo will report to Macaire Pace, Mercer’s West market CEO.

“We are thrilled to have Don and Trudi taking on these key leadership roles,” Pace said. “Their experience and proven track records will fuel our continued growth across the West.”

Mercer employs more than 25,000 people who are based in 44 countries, and operates out of 130 countries. The firm is a fully owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, which includes businesses such as Marsh, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman. Marsh & McLennan Companies is a risk, strategy, and people professional services firm which employs 76,000 people and reports annual revenue of approximately $17 billion.