As Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Eric Hutcherson manages the NBA’s global human resources strategy, specifically compensation, employment and relations, learning and development, and recruiting.
Prior to joining the NBA in July 2014, Hutcherson spent three years as Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada Division of Marsh, a leading global insurance brokerage firm. He specialized in colleague engagement, talent acquisition, talent management, and succession planning, and dedicated much of his time to expanding the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
Preceding his time at Marsh, Hutcherson worked at Mercer, a financial services and human resource consulting firm, for eight years. He held several leadership positions at Mercer, including Chief Human Resource Officer – Americas, and Global Leader for Mercer’s Outsourcing and Global Operations and Shared Services businesses. Hutcherson also held numerous human resource management roles with Putnam Investments.
Along with his nearly 20 years in the human resources field, Hutcherson has prior experience in professional sports. Earlier in his career, he worked for Foot Locker and served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics for three years.
Outside of the NBA, Hutcherson is a motivational speaker and has constructed a career development training program entitled, “Say Yes to Success.” He also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Hun School of Princeton.
Hutcherson earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He resides in Freehold, N.J. with his wife Linda and their two sons, Austin and Myles.