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Five Aon Hewitt Colleagues named Top Employee Benefit Consultants by HR Executive and Risk & Insurance

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL., May 29, 2012 – Five colleagues from Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), have been named Top Employee Benefit Consultants by Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®.

Kathleen Gantz, Scott Liebman and Peggy Sheedy earned designations in health care while Mark Friedman and Noel Thomas were recognized for their work in retirement. These five consultants were among 18 to receive designations in categories that included health care, disabilityvoluntary and retirement benefits. 

In addition to being recognized as a Top Employee Benefit Consultant, Kathleen Gantz received the distinguished honor of being named Responsibility Leader®; a designation recognizing those who, in addition to career contributions, have made a significant charitable and civic impact in the industry.

“Awards such as these, which Aon Hewitt colleagues earn year after year, reflect the impact our consultants have on our clients and further reinforce Aon Hewitt’s position as the leading global provider of HR consulting and outsourcing solutions,” said Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt. “I want to congratulate all of the winners for their outstanding work and for delivering a superior level of client service that raises the standards of business excellence.” 

This is the fifth year Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance® held this award opportunity. Taking into account integrity, creativity, innovation, communication, relationship-building and negotiation skills, the 2012 Top Employee Benefit Consultant winners were selected based on the following criteria: 

Creative problem solving and innovation 

Client service, including cost savings and quality improvements 

Insurance and benefits expertise 


Top Employee Benefit Consultant winners are featured in the June issue of  Risk & Insurance® and recognized in the June 7 issue of Human Resource Executive®. A full list of winners is available at and


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Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions.  The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance.  Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies.  With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit

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Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk managementinsurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions andoutsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovativeand effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United


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