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Aon Risk Solutions brokers dominate field of Risk & Insurance Magazine's Power Brokers for third consecutive year

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, more brokers from Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), were named Power Brokers® by Risk & Insurance magazine than any other firm. Aon brokers earned 35 of the 126 Power Broker designations, and represented half of all finalists. Aon professionals dominated six categories: Fine Arts, Global, Pharmaceuticals, Retail/Wholesale, Telecommunications and Workers' Compensation.


Carol Murphy and Howard Tollin earned Responsibility Leader® designations as well, which were presented to 10 Power Brokers whose achievements not only benefit their clients and company, but also positively impact their communities.

Fifteen Aon brokers out of the 42 selected made the magazine's Under 40s list, which identifies rising stars in the insurance industry.

Continuing his winning streak, Marshall Nadel, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Power Specialty, was named Power Broker in the Utilities category. Nadel has been named a Power Broker every year since its inception, marking a total of seven consecutive honors.

"Aon's commitment to providing the highest level of client service through unmatched industry knowledge and an innovative approach to solving risk-related problems is demonstrated by the number of our colleagues honored by the Power Broker designation," said Steve McGill, chairman and CEO of Aon Risk Solutions. "We applaud all of the winners and finalists for their tireless efforts on behalf of their clients."

Aon Risk Solutions' 35 Power Brokers:

Michelle Scott

Rebecca Newman (Under 40)
Kevin Strong (Under 40)

Joseph Cafferelli
Anne Mulholland

George Walden

Aashish "A.C" Chauhan,
Howard Tollin (Responsibility Leader)

Financial Institutions
Andrew Harbut (Under 40)
David Payne

Fine Arts
Diane Jackson
Lynn Marcin
Anne Rappa

Stephen Alexandris (Under 40)
Kathleen Lynch (Under 40)
Eric Viktorin (Under 40)

Public Sector
Karen Cunningham
William Deeb

Hilda Batlle (Under 40)
Larry Bowlus
Kevin Garvey(Under 40)

Melissa Carmichael
Richard Miller
Alfred Tobin

Rob Battenfield (Under 40)
Marshall Nadel

Kevin Sisk

Edwin Albers (Under 40)
Timothy Gosnear

Real Estate
Jacquelyn Bolig
Jason Peery (Under 40)

Monica Brecka
Patricia Piccinini

Workers' Compensation
Carol Murphy (Responsibility Leader)
Anne Stites

Aon Risk Solutions' 25 Power Broker Finalists:

Mike Stankard
Richard Moore

Michael Gruetzmacher (Under 40)

Matthew Schneider

Kenneth Anderson

Lori Shaw

Financial Institutions
Thomas Hams
Christian Hoffman (Under 40)
Michael K. O'Connell

Fine Arts
Adrienne Reid
Jeff Minett

Beth Henry
Bharat Kannan
Brian Stitle

David Johnson

Euan Smart

Public Sector
John Griffin
Regina Carter
Carleen Patterson

Andrew Lennox
Brian Wanat
Lynn Jekkals

Michael Brodie (Under 40)

Kevin Kalinich
Scott Kannry (Under 40)


Power Broker designations are based on nominations provided by brokers and judged based on references given by risk managers. Judging is based on a nominee's creativity in problem solving, industry knowledge and client service. To review the complete list of Power Brokers, visit

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