President of the Talent Business Segment
Orlando Ashford is President of the Talent Business Segment at Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Previously, Mr. Ashford led the firm’s Leadership & Organization Performance practice.
Prior to that, Mr. Ashford served as Senior Vice President, Chief HR and Communications Officer of Mercer’s corporate parent, Marsh & McLennan Companies. In this capacity, he oversaw Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, and activities involving the company’s corporate brand. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan in 2008, Mr. Ashford was with the Coca-Cola Company as Group Director of Human Resources for Eurasia and Africa, based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ashford serves on the Board of Directors for ITT Corporation, Executive Leadership Council (ELC), StreetWise Partners, and serves on the Boards of Trustees for ROADS Charter High Schools and Prep for Prep. He also serves on advisory boards for Purdue University School of Technology and the NFL Players Association.
Ashford holds a BS in Organizational Leadership and an MS in Industrial Technology, both from Purdue University. In 2006, he received the Purdue University School of Technology’s “Distinguished Alumni Award.”