Barbour Comes Onboard at Mercer

September 1, 2010 ( – Mercer has turned to Michael Barbour as Partner for its Health and Benefits consulting business in its Houston office, a new position.

A news release said Barbour will assist large Houston-area employers with strategy development, design and management of employee rewards programs with a focus on benefit programs.

According to the announcement, Barbour brings more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources consulting and overall client relationship management. Areas of focus and knowledge include workforce planning/optimization, HR service delivery and risk and funding analysis for HR programs.

He joins Mercer from Towers Watson, where he spent more than twenty years in various roles, including 13 years as the leader of the Houston office H&W consulting practice.

Barbour earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Management from Texas A&M University.