Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a professional services firm, has announced its intention to sponsor a Retirement Policy center.
According to company, the mission of the Retirement Policy center is to become a catalyst for new ideas and perspectives on retirement and to educate the public and key constituents on retirement public policy issues.
The new Retirement Policy center will be led by Michele Burns, who will serve as its full time executive director.
Effective immediately, in her new role Burns will assume responsibility for the planning and design of the center, while remaining available to assist during transition.
Burns joined Marsh & McLennan Companies in March 2006 as executive vice president and chief financial officer and has served as chairman and CEO of Mercer.
Marsh & McLennan Companies president and CEO Brian Duperreault said the firms decision to sponsor the creation of a Retirement Policy Center is focused on increasing national awareness of a critical issue that needs attention.
"At Marsh & McLennan we help clients solve complex problems, and our goal in creating this center is to broaden our reach to support the generation of ideas on retirement for the greater good of our aging population," Duperreault said.