Kristi Savacool is chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc. Aon Hewitt serves more than 20,000 clients around the world across more than 100 solutions. She leads a team of more than 35,000 professionals in offices across six continents that collaborate with organizations to solve their most complex challenges in talent, retirement and health. Kristi is responsible for setting the firm’s strategy, sponsoring relationships with its largest clients and overseeing its operations. Under her leadership, the firm is continually developing innovative solutions, including Aon Hewitt’s pension risk transfer and delegated investment consulting offers and the Aon Active Health Exchange, the industry’s largest private health exchange solution for active employees.
Prior to her current role, Kristi was chief executive officer of Benefits Administration for Aon Hewitt. Kristi led the unit to deliver market-leading defined benefit, defined contribution and health and welfare services to more than 21 million participants. She led an organization of more than 15,000 Benefits Administration colleagues, including Aon Hewitt’s 8,000-person operation in India at the time.
Before joining Hewitt in 2005, Kristi worked for The Boeing Company for more than 25 years, where she held a number of senior executive management positions spanning technology, operations and shared services, including experience in commercial and federal business sectors.
Kristi holds a Master of Science degree in industrial management from Lille University in Lille, France. She has also completed executive management programs from the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University and at Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics. Kristi also completed the 2008 CEO Perspectives Program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She currently serves on the board of the Midtown Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL and on the Board of Trustees for DePaul University. She also participates in the Center for Corporate Innovation (CCI) Executive Summit series with Fortune 1000 health care CEOs. Kristi has also served on several other boards, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lake County, Illinois; the Boeing Australia Holding Co., Sydney, Australia; Seattle University School of Business; and the United Way of King County, Seattle, Washington.