Mercer Hosts Employee Benefits Night as Part of GIS Guest Speaker Series

Mercer visited the Appalachian State campus on Wednesday to speak on careers in employee benefits to a packed room as part of the GIS Speaker Series for the Fall 2022 semester. Joe Harten, Mercer Health Business Leader, and Cassidy Wygonik, Senior Health & Benefits Consulting Analyst, visited the RMI club from their home office in Charlotte. The duo spoke on Mercer's operations and the challenges and benefits of working in the burgeoning employee benefits space.

Appalachian State RMI major and Employee Benefits Liason for the GIS Rho Chapter, Rick Orlicki, kicked off the night's events and provided introductions to the speakers and topic. Rick is a May 2022 graduate and, following graduation, will be joining the Charlotte Mercer office as a benefits analyst. 

The GIS Rho Chapter has one more guest speaker from URMIA before the Fall 2022 semester series concludes.

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Published: Nov 17, 2022 2:53pm