Mercer Names National Business Leader

Global consultant Mercer has appointed Muriel Knapp as the national business leader for its Defined Contribution (DC) Advisors specialty practice.

Effective immediately, Knapp is responsible for providing decisionmaking, evaluation and monitoring to plan sponsors. Based in Washinton, D.C., she reports to Bill Howard, principal overseeing Mercer’s specialty practices.

“We are excited to announce Muriel as our new national business leader for DC Advisors,” says Howard. “We will look to her considerable skills, demonstrated leadership qualities and vision for the future as we help our clients meet their employees’ needs in a changing benefits landscape.”

Knapp takes over the position held by Charlie Ledbetter, who will retire from Mercer in September. She most recently served as market leader for Mercer’s DC Advisors in the South and Midwest markets, and maintains more than 20 years of experience in employee benefits and consulting, having also held leadership positions with Great-West Retirement Services. Knapp received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder.