NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people, announced today that Erick R. Gustafson has been appointed as the Company’s first Chief Public Affairs Officer. Mr. Gustafson has led the Company’s Government Relations Department since 2008.
In this expanded role, Mr. Gustafson will lead global corporate strategy for external communications and government relations. He will report to Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and work in the Company’s New York headquarters and Washington, D.C. offices.
“Over the past decade, Erick has demonstrated deft skills in creating a first-rate Government Relations department,” Mr. Beshar said. “He is strategic in nature and collaborative in style. In addition to knowing our businesses well, Erick has developed strong relationships with our senior leaders, our communications experts across the enterprise and an array of external stakeholders.”
Mr. Gustafson’s career started on Capitol Hill as a senior aide specializing in banking and insurance policy. He subsequently served as a senior executive at a nonprofit think tank and a national real estate finance trade association.
About Marsh & McLennan Companies
Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s nearly 65,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @mmc_global or subscribe to BRINK.