Karen Hutcheson joins Mercer’s Talent consulting business effective
immediately. In this new role as Partner, Ms. Hutcheson will have
responsibility for further strengthening Mercer’s Talent consulting with
colleges and universities. She is based in New York and will collaborate
with Mercer colleagues throughout the US to serve the sector.
Ms. Hutcheson brings more than 20 years of human capital leadership
experience in compensation, performance management and human resources
consulting, and has specialized in working with higher education and
other not-for-profit organizations for the last 15 years. She has
expertise in the areas of faculty, administrative and staff
compensation, pay equity, performance management, competency and role
“Karen’s capabilities and broad human resource management experience,
including her strong concentration with academic institutions will serve
her and our team well in growing our talent consulting with higher
education clients,” said Mike Burniston, Mercer’s Talent Leader for the
Americas. “Karen’s expertise with not-for-profit organizations also
positions her to lead consulting engagements for clients in this
important sector for Mercer, including health care where she has had
previous consulting experience. Our clients will greatly benefit from
her insights and experience.”
Ms. Hutcheson rejoins Mercer, having previously been a Principal in the
firm’s Boston office. Her experience includes positions with Sibson
Consulting, KPMG and American Express. Most recently, Ms. Hutcheson was
a Senior Vice President with Sibson, where she led the firm’s
compensation and performance management consulting services and was a
member of its national higher education leadership team. She was
responsible for building higher education consultant capability and
developing the firm’s intellectual capital in this area.
Ms. Hutcheson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from
Boston University. She was a member of NACUBO’s National Advisory Panel
for its quarterly publication, HR Horizons, and a regular
contributor of articles for the publication. She is a regular speaker at
CUPA-HR national and regional conferences.
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