Mercer Adds to Retirement, Risk & Finance Business

August 7, 2012 ( – Mercer’s Retirement, Risk & Finance business named John Galarneault as a principal in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Galarneault will help employers in the Twin Cities market develop and manage retirement programs that help them achieve their employee attraction and retention goals.

Galarneault worked at Aon Hewitt for 17 years, most recently as a senior actuarial consultant in the Minneapolis office, where he helped build the company’s global benefits practice.

Galarneault earned his bachelor’s in mathematics from Saint Olaf College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is also a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) with a pensions specialty, an enrolled actuary (EA) under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and a member of the American Society of Actuaries. He holds a diploma in international benefits from the International Employee Benefits Association.