Segal Group Acquires Waters Consulting Group


Joseph A. LoCicero, President & CEO of The Segal Group, has announced that the firm has acquired the assets of the Human Resources Consulting Services Group of The Waters Consulting Group, Inc., located in Dallas, Texas. Waters, founded in 1976, is one of the most experienced firms in the field of public sector Human Resources and compensation consulting. Clients are primarily municipalities and public authorities.

Mr. LoCicero said, “This acquisition significantly expands Segal’s resources and client base in one of the fastest growing areas of public sector consulting – compensation, job analysis, job evaluation and performance management consulting. We are very pleased to welcome Waters’ clients and staff to Segal.”

Waters Consulting Group staff members, many with careers in public and private sector HR and compensation spanning several decades, have joined Segal and Segal has acquired the clients they work with. Segal has also acquired the Waters Consulting name and has branded its Public Sector Compensation Practice as Segal Waters Consulting, with staff in three offices, Washington, DC, Phoenix and Dallas.

New staff members include:

  • Ruth Ann Eledge – VP and Senior Compensation Consultant. She will manage the Dallas team.
  • Linda Wishard – Senior Compensation Consultant, Dallas.
  • Linda Cobb – Consultant, Dallas.
  • Joyce Powell – Senior Compensation Analyst, Dallas.
  • Cristy Reetz – Compensation Analyst, Dallas.
  • Lillian Elizondo – Compensation Analyst, Dallas.

Rollie Waters, founder of The Waters Consulting Group, said, “We are very confident that in Segal Waters clients will have a resource they can trust staffed by talented, experienced professionals extremely well versed in public sector compensation and other significant service areas. I am committed to assisting Segal and my former Waters’ colleagues over the next few months to make sure that the transition is a smooth one and that all clients receive the highest level and quality of service that is the hallmark of both Segal and Waters.” Mr. Waters noted that he will continue to provide executive recruitment services and Web-based Human Resources solutions to clients.

Elliot Susseles, Segal’s SVP, is now Practice Leader for Segal Waters Consulting. He commented, “Our new colleagues are all highly-experienced and well-regarded experts in the field. Their deep knowledge of the issues confronting clients allows us to provide public sector entities with enhanced services from a convenient location in Dallas.”

Cathie Eitelberg, Segal’s SVP and National Public Sector Market Director, commented, “Our combined organization provides human resources and compensation planning as well as total rewards services. In addition, through our Segal Group colleagues, we offer a full slate of employee benefits and actuarial consulting as well as fiduciary insurance and investment consulting services. We are truly a one-stop shop for public entities.”

The Segal Group ( is a leading benefits and HR consulting firm. Segal Group is an independent organization, headquartered in New York with nearly 1,000 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is the parent of Segal Consulting, Sibson Consulting, Segal Select Insurance Services, Inc., and Segal Rogerscasey. In 2014, The Segal Group is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding by Martin E. Segal (

Segal Consulting (, a member of The Segal Group, is a leading, independent firm of benefit, compensation and human resources consultants. In 2014, The Segal Group is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding by Martin E. Segal ( Segal is headquartered in New York and has nearly 1,000 employees throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Clients include state and local governments, corporations, non-profit organizations, professional service firms and joint boards of trustees administering pension and health and welfare plans under the Taft-Hartley Act.

The Segal Group
Mary L. Feldman, 212-251-5029
SVP, Director of Public Affairs  

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