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Laurie Ledford

CHRO, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Laurie Ledford is Chief Human Resources Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, the premier global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. Ms. Ledford is responsible for the firm’s overall human capital and talent strategy and the delivery of human resources services to 54,000 colleagues worldwide. She is a member of the Marsh & McLennan Companies Executive Committee.

Previously, Ms. Ledford served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Marsh Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, a position she assumed in 2006. Ms. Ledford joined Marsh in 2000 and held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility before assuming the CHRO role there, including Senior Human Resources Director for international specialty operations, which comprised the firm’s operations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia/Pacific, and Africa. Earlier, she held positions in Corporate Human Resources, Private Client Services, and Mobility and Succession Planning.

Ms. Ledford earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.


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Challenges in technology to meet enterprise needs in 2013 and expectations Focus on creating networks internally to share best practices across business and regional lines. Looking at colleague engagement as a measure of how our programs and leaders are doing. Having HR play a courageous role in challenging the status quo across multiple dimensions. The importance...