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Aon taps industry experts to provide clients in Greater New York region enhanced service, stronger support

NEW YORK/PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 2, 2011) – Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), today announced the addition of three leaders to the Greater New York business development team. Sonia Pollock and Michael D. Lezynski both join Aon as senior vice presidents, and Christine Moran joins as a managing director.


“The changing economy has increased risk levels across all industries, including health care, real estate and the public sector,” said Wendy White, executive vice president of Aon Risk Solutions and regional sales director for Greater New York. “These three new leaders are strategic advisors, and will help Aon Risk Solutions clients plan and prepare to mitigate risk and grow successful businesses.”


Pollock brings more than 24 years of experience to Aon's Parsippany, N.J. office. In her new role, she will focus on new business production, working closely with businesses in the tri-state region to evaluate existing and emerging risks. In addition, she will work closely with Aon's specialty practices to integrate the goals of Aon's clients into the strategic risk management process. Most recently, Pollock served as senior vice president and client advocate for Willis. She is an expert in the manufacturing, health care, life sciences, retail and hospitality industries. She is affiliated with several industry networking groups, including The New Jersey Risk Management Association, The Branchburg Industrial Group, The Somerset Business Partnership and The Association of Professional Insurance Women. Pollock is a graduate of the Chubb Group of Insurance Commercial Lines Underwriting Program and is a licensed health, property and casualty broker. Pollock earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Hofstra University.


Lezynski will be based in Aon's Parsippany, N.J. office, providing new business development leadership for the entire Greater New York region. He brings 20 years of experience to Aon and will focus on driving value for organizations in the life sciences, food and beverage, real estate and private equity sectors. He comes to Aon from Conner Strong where he served as a business development leader. Prior to Conner Strong, Lezynski opened the N.J. office for Midwestern broker Hays Company. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from The University of Notre Dame and serves as a trustee with the Tri-county Scholarship Fund and Kids Corporation. 


Moran joins Aon's New York office with more than 20 years of experience. She will serve as a strategic account manager and new business developer, focusing on delivering Aon’s worldwide resources and strategic expertise to Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to Aon, Moran was a principal with Towers Perrin's insurance brokerage group, working with organizations with complex risk profiles across multiple industry groups and often utilizing captives to solve risk management challenges. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hofstra University and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management professional designations.


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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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