NU Online News Service, May 23, 2005, 11:25 A.M. EDT

Watson Wyatt Worldwide announced 2 executive appointments.[@@]

The company, an employee benefits and human resources consulting firm in Washington, appointed Gene Wickes as global director of benefits consulting and Sylvester Schieber as U. S. director of benefits consulting.

Before his promotion, Wickes was the company’s global and U. S. director of retirement consulting.

Schieber was previously director of the WWW’s Research and Information Center.