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Aon Wins More Risk & Insurance Power Broker Awards Than Any Other Firm

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, more professionals from Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), received Risk & Insurance® Power Broker® awards than any other firm – taking home 46 of the 144 awards given across 24 industry categories. Aon leaders also dominated seven of the categories, including Aviation, Construction, Energy, Fine Arts, Global, Marine and Public Sector.

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Two Aon professionals, Jim Aylsworth, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Energy Specialty and Kevin Kalinich, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Financial Services Group, received the distinguished honor of being named Responsibility Leader®; a designation presented to 10 Power Brokers whose achievements not only benefited their clients and company, but also positively impacted their communities.

In addition, continuing an unbreakable streak since the award's inception in 2006, Marshall Nadel, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Power Specialty, was named Power Broker for the sixth consecutive year.

Eighteen Aon professionals made the magazine's Under 40s list, which identifies rising stars in the insurance industry.

"Earning a Power Broker award is a highly coveted recognition, not only because it represents the best in the industry, but because it is a direct recognition of the value delivered to clients," said Steve McGill, chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Risk Solutions. "We congratulate all of the winners and finalists, and join them in our thanks to the risk managers whose voices determined this excellent result."

The 46 Aon professionals named 2011 Power Brokers are:

 

Mike Stankard, Automotive

 

Stephen Alexandris, Aviation (Under 40)

 

Jay Innes, Aviation

 

Kristi Nowicki, Chemicals (Under 40)

 

Christian Hoffman, Chemicals (Under 40)

 

Michael Parizino, Construction 

 

Tom Ricketts, Construction

 

Paul Rodriguez, Construction (Under 40)

 

Michael Szot, Construction

 

Carleen Patterson, Education

 

Mike Buckley-Stanton, Energy

 

Matt Gelotti, Energy (Under 40)

 

David Mittelholzer, Energy (Under 40)

 

Joe Addison, Entertainment/Media

 

Daniel R'Bibo, Entertainment/Media (Under 40)

 

Veronica Benzinger, Environmental

 

Lynn Marcin, Fine Arts

 

Anne Rappa, Fine Arts

 

Adrienne Reid, Fine Arts (Under 40)

 

Timothy Gosnear, Global

 

Elizabeth Henry, Global

 

Mary Judson, Global

 

Madeline Serpico, Global

 

Raymond Subers, Global

 

Giselle Lugones, Healthcare

 

Simone Hanraads, Hospitality/Gaming (Under 40)

 

Jim Aylsworth, Marine (Responsibility Leader)

 

Kevin Sisk, Marine

 

Gary Eppinger, Nonprofits

 

Hilda Batlle, Pharmaceuticals (Under 40)

 

Lois Lewis, Pharmaceuticals

 

William Becker, Public Sector

 

Michael Brodie, Public Sector (Under 40)

 

William Deeb, Public Sector

 

Kathleen Felderman, Real Estate

 

Rick Miller, Real Estate

 

Monica Brecka, Retail

 

Carol Murphy, Retail

 

Patrick Donnelly, Technology

 

Kevin Kalinich, Telecommunications (Responsibility Leader)

 

Gary Vitalone, Telecommunications

 

Todd Denton, Transportation (Under 40)

 

Mike Miller, Utilities

 

Marshall Nadel, Utilities

 

Thomas Sewell, Workers' Compensation

 

Christina Sikorski, Workers' Compensation (Under 40)

 
   

The 23 Aon professionals designated as Finalists:

 

Charles Cederroth, Aviation

 

Michael Gruetzmacher, Aviation (Under 40)

 

Anthony Meakin, Construction

 

Kristin Springer, Construction (Under 40)

 

Jim Doyle, Education

 

John Brosnan, Entertainment/Media

 

George Walden, Entertainment/Media

 

Matthew Edelheit, Environmental (Under 40)

 

Gregory Schilz, Environmental

 

Nick Kalist, Financial Institutions (Under 40)

 

Diane Jackson, Fine Arts

 

Jeff Minett, Fine Arts

 

Otis Tolbert, Healthcare

 

Brian Driscoll, Marine

 

Edwin Albers, Pharmaceuticals (Under 40)

 

Michael O'Brien, Public Sector

 

John Griffin, Real Estate

 

Jonathan Griffiths, Real Estate

 

Christopher Goodrich, Retail

 

John Turner, Retail

 

Shawn Ram, Technology

 

Jason Peery, Technology

 

Peter Law, Workers' Compensation

 
 

 

Power Broker designations are based on nominations provided by brokers and judged based on references given by risk managers. Judging is primarily based on a nominee's demonstrated knowledge of the particular industry group, creativity in solving risk-related problems and level of client service. To review the complete list of Power Brokers, visit http://www.riskandinsurance.com.

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About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing. Through its more than 59,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to deliver distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally in over 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary 2007-2010, best reinsurance intermediary 2006-2010, best captives manager 2009-2010, and best employee benefits consulting firm 2007-2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit http://www.aon.com for more information on Aon and http://www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

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