Mercer promotes Beth Kirk Malecki to US Central CEO

03 October 2022 2 min. read
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Mercer, a human resources and asset management consulting firm, has promoted Beth Kirk Malecki to senior partner and CEO of the US Central market.

In her new role, Kirk Malecki will lead the Central market’s three business lines (health, wealth, career), driving commercial success and inclusive and engaging employee/client experiences.

Based in Chicago, Kirk Malecki has more than 25 years of experience in market leadership and client management roles. She has been at Mercer since 2011, previously serving as Illinois and Wisconsin market leader and senior client manager.

Prior to Mercer, Kirk Malecki spent 17 years at Hewitt Associates (now Aon) where she held client-facing roles, including portfolio executive and account executive. She began her career at the firm as an actuarial consultant.

Mercer promotes Beth Kirk Malecki to US Central CEO

Kirk Malecki has a bachelor’s degree in actuarial mathematics from the University of Michigan. She is an active member of the Women@Mercer business resource group and serves on the board of The Chicago Network.

“Beth is a proven leader with deep knowledge across the full spectrum of Mercer’s services,” said Pat Tomlinson, president for US and Canada, to whom Kirk Malecki will report. “Since joining Mercer, she has been an essential part in helping clients navigate the changing business environment and facilitating sustained long-term performance. I am confident in her ability to build on Mercer's strong foundation in key cities across our Central market.”

Mercer is headquartered in New York and has more than 25,000 people globally. The consultancy’s offerings include outsourced investment and retirement solutions, health and benefits consulting, compensation, workforce transformation, and M&A advisory.

“From widespread labor shortages and attracting and retaining top talent, to fostering deeper employee engagement and overall wellbeing, to managing costs in an inflationary environment – our clients are facing tremendous people and business challenges. Regardless of the challenge, Mercer is well-suited to lead our clients through these tumultuous times," said Kirk Malecki.