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It’s a busy time for U.S. benefit brokerages, advisory firms and other benefit service companies.

For starters, Mercer continues to add benefit advisers to its Midwest offices, with two hires in Milwaukee and another in Minneapolis. Alight Solutions also named a new president of its Health & Wealth Solutions unit.

There are also noteworthy hires outside of the traditional benefit brokerage space. Lockton has named a new Chief Medical Officer who will work in the firm’s Dallas office for its health risk solutions team. The new hire will advise employers on health strategies that improve employee wellbeing, reduce costs and improve productivity. Meanwhile, the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP has named a new counsel in the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice. And the ubiquitous ride-sharing program, Uber, has lured away a key staffing and recruiting leader from Microsoft to help the firm find and retain new talent, especially those from tomorrow’s workforce: recent university graduates.

The Standard also hired a new chief ethics and compliance officer, and Willis Towers Watson named a new head of U.S. Delegated Investment Solutions. Laurel Pickering has left her CEO post at the Northeast Business Group on Health, where she worked for nearly 25 years to become the new chief revenue officer of a digital health firm.

Has your firm hired a new benefit brokerage professional? Please contact Executive Editor Phil Albinus with a press release and a high resolutions headshot.