Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people, appointed Moreland Murray as its Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer (CIDO). He continues in his role as Chief People Officer for the Company’s corporate functions, reporting to Carmen Fernandez, Chief People Officer, Marsh McLennan.
As CIDO, Mr. Murray will lead the Company’s inclusion and diversity strategy and drive measurable and visible outcomes in this arena. “Moreland is a proven leader who has helped to shape our culture for a decade,” said Ms. Fernandez. “In this new role, he will accelerate our momentum on I&D and drive an expanded agenda for change.”
“Marsh McLennan is a brains business, and our value is in how we think. If we all feel like we belong, we bring our best thinking to the table,” said Mr. Murray. “Belonging is core to our I&D strategy.”
Pror to joining Marsh McLennan in 2011, Mr. Murray spent 18 years with JPMorgan Chase, where he served as Senior HR Business Partner for several groups and Head of Employee Relations for the Southeast region and US Virgin Islands. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles with USAA Property & Casualty Insurance and NationsBank (now Bank of America).
In recent months, Marsh McLennan has delivered several initiatives to support inclusion and diversity across its businesses throughout the world, among them:
- Launched two new affinity programs aimed at developing new leaders and creating a more diverse talent pipeline: the Black Leadership and Diversity Development programs, which will continue this year;
- Established a fellowship program to foster a new generation of Black executives who will be fluent in the intersection of business and social justice, RISE, with partners Fisk University and the National Black MBA Association;
- Allocated $5 million in funding to organizations advancing equity for the Black community in the US and UK, and;
- Expanded the reach of Pride Colleague Resource Groups in Latin America and Africa.