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Risk & Insurance magazine honors 48 Aon brokers and consultants with Power Broker designation

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and HR consulting and outsourcing services, today celebrates 48 brokers and consultants as winners of the prestigious Risk & Insurance Power Broker® designation. These brokers and consultants were chosen based on their dedication to clients and passion to excel.


Out of the 48 awards earned by Aon, 46 went to Aon Risk Solutions brokers and two went to Aon Hewitt consultants. In addition, 14 Aon brokers were named finalists and two Aon brokers, Matthew Schneider and Tim Gosnear, earned the Responsibility Leader® designation. The Responsibility Leader designation honors Power Brokers whose achievements go above and beyond by benefiting clients, the insurance industry and the community. Also, 14 Aon brokers made the magazine's Under 40 list, which recognizes Power Broker winners and finalists under the age of 40.

Marshall Nadel, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Power Specialty, continued his winning streak and was named Power Broker in the Energy - Alternative category. Nadel has been named a Power Broker every year since its inception, marking a total of eight consecutive honors.

"We are honored to have so many Aon Risk Solutions colleagues named as Power Brokers again this year. Their achievements represent Aon's commitment to developing innovative and comprehensive risk management solutions that empower results for our clients," said Steve McGill, Aon group president and chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Risk Solutions. "We are proud to see our efforts recognized by our clients and a leading industry publication."

Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail operations, added, "Talent is Aon's core differentiator. We take pride in being the destination of choice for the industry's best and brightest. The investments we make to build and develop our team directly benefits clients, and is a driving factor in Aon's continued ability to develop new and ground breaking solutions to meet emerging risks. It is humbling to be recognized in this magnitude by Risk & Insurance."

"Every day, Aon Hewitt helps organizations and individuals secure a better future through innovative health, retirement and talent solutions. Our dedication and client focus remain an industry differentiator, and this award further reinforces that position," said Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt. "I want to congratulate the winners for their outstanding work and commitment in helping Aon Hewitt's clients solve their most complex people challenges."

Aon's Power Brokers and finalists are represented in the following categories of the competition: Automotive, Aviation, Construction, Education, Employee Benefits, Energy-Alternative, Energy-Oil & Gas, Environmental, Entertainment/Media, Finance–Banking, Finance-Private Equity, Fine Arts, Health Care, Hospitality/Gaming, Marine, Nonprofits, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Retail, Real Estate, Technology, Transportation, Utilities and Workers' Compensation.

Aon's 48 Power Brokers:


Leonard Graziano
Brian Slife

Phillip Dressen


Perry Dorgan
Rik Goyton*


Energy-Oil & Gas
Wayne Kearney


Rob Battenfield*
Tim Hanlon
Marshall Nadel
Kevin Sisk


Michael Drayer
Paul Jones


Monica Brecka
Jeff Hanneman
Adrian Pellen*
Max West*


Sarah Bevan-Jones*
Michael O’Connell
Jamie Powell


Finance-Private Equity
Anne Corona*
Nick Kalist*
Alan Mann

Fine Arts
Diane Jackson
Lynn Marcin
Adrienne Reid


Employee Benefits
Thomas Carswell


Health Care
Giselle Lugones
Gisele Norris


David A. Johnson


Matthew Schneider**


Mike Andler
Tim Gosnear**


Public Sector
Karen Cunningham
William Deeb


Real Estate
Jason Peery*

Lynn Jekkals
John Murbach
Carol Murphy
Anthony DiPasquale


Michael Ricksen
Sarah Stephens*


Rob Kibbe
Rose Lang


Mike Giacobbe


Workers' Compensation
Andrew Lennox
Mark Sato
Anne Stites


Aon's 14 Power Broker Finalists:

Larissa Gallagher*

Peter Schmitz

Beth Henry

Energy-Oil & Gas
David Robinson

Lori Shaw

Thomas Delark*
Mark Sterling

Finance-Private Equity
Brian Cochrane
James McCue

Fine Arts
Anne Rappa

Jeff Johnson
Jacalyn Prince*

Public Sector
Chuck Burn*

Workers' Compensation
Kathleen Lynch*

*Denotes Under 40 designation

**Denotes Responsibility Leader designation

Following is a breakdown of Aon professionals who have won multiple times since the inception of Risk & Insurance Power Brokers in 2006:

Eight-time Winner
Marshall Nadel: Utilities: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Energy Alternative: 2013

Six-time Winner
Carol Murphy: Workers' Compensation: 2008, 2009, 2012; Financial Institutions: 2006; Retail/Wholesale: 2011, 2013

Five-time Winners
Kevin Kalinich: Technology: 2008, 2009, 2010; Telecommunications: 2007, 2011
Rick Miller: Real Estate: 2007, 2009, 2011; Telecommunications: 2010, 2012

Four-time Winners
Monica Brecka: Chemicals: 2008; Retail/Wholesale: 2011; Transportation: 2012; Environmental: 2013
Billy Deeb: Public Sector: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Pat Donnelly: Technology: 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Lynn Marcin: Fine Arts: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Anne Mulholland: Education: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
Michael O'Connell: Financial Institutions: 2007, 2008, 2009; Finance - Banking: 2013
Mike Stankard: Automotive: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
Al Tobin: Telecommunications: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Carol Williams: Automotive: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Three-time Winners
Joe Addison: Hospitality/Gaming: 2007; Entertainment: 2008, 2011
Jim Aylsworth: Chemicals: 2007; Energy: 2010; Marine: 2011 (2011 Responsibility Leader)
Hilda Batlle: Pharmaceuticals: 2009, 2011; Retail/Wholesale: 2012
Veronica Benzinger: Environmental: 2007, 2008, 2011
Tony DeFelice: Automotive: 2006, 2007, 2008
Jennifer Fahey: Technology: 2007; Financial Institutions: 2008; Automotive: 2009
Kathleen Felderman: Real Estate: 2008, 2010, 2011
Vinny Flood: Real Estate: 2007; Financial Institutions: 2009, 2010
Tim Gosnear: Global: 2011; Pharmaceuticals: 2012, 2013 (2013 Responsibility Leader)
John Keely: Marine: 2007, 2008, 2009
Paul Kim: Financial Institutions: 2007; Telecommunications: 2009, 2010
Adrienne Reid: Fine Arts: 2010, 2011, 2013
Matthew Schneider: Non-profit: 2009, 2010, 2013 (2013 Responsibility Leader)
Kevin Sisk: Marine 2011, 2012; Energy-Alternative: 2013
Jim Walters: Pharmaceuticals: 2006, 2008; Chemicals: 2009

Two-time Winners
Anna Adams: Aviation: 2008, 2009
Stephen Alexandris: Aviation: 2011; Global: 2012
Ken Ayers: Environmental: 2008, 2010
Rob Battenfield: Utilities: 2012; Energy-Alternative: 2013
David Bennink: Environmental: 2006, 2007
Mark Brockinton: Transportation: 2006, 2010
Karen Cunningham: Public Sector, 2012, 2013
Gary Eppinger: Non-profit: 2009, 2011
Tom Fitzgerald: Technology: 2006, 2008
Jim Gloriod: Energy: 2008, 2009
Leonard Graziano: Automotive: 2010, 2013
Nancy Green: Hospitality/Gaming: 2007, 2008
Mike Heffernan: Construction: 2007, 2008
Diane Jackson: Fine Arts: 2012, 2013
Bruce Jefferis: Energy: 2006, 2007
Paul Jones: Entertainment: 2010, 2013
Nick Kalist: Financial Institutions 2010; Finance-Private Equity 2013
Kymberlee Keefe: Healthcare: 2007, 2008
Giselle Lugones: Health Care: 2011, 2013
Kevin Madden: Real Estate: 2006, 2007
Jason Peery: Real Estate: 2012, 2013
Donna Pfluger-Murray: Hospitality/Gaming: 2008, 2010
Anne Rappa: Fine Arts: 2011, 2012
Mike Rice: Technology and Telecommunications: 2006
Lori Shaw: Entertainment: 2008, 2009
Anne Stites: Workers' Comp: 2012, 2013
Kurt Tentinger: Energy: 2006, 2007
Howard Tollin: Environmental: 2009, 2012 (2012 Responsibility Leader)
George Walden: Entertainment: 2008, 2012

Two Category Winner
Mike Rice: Technology and Telecommunications: 2006

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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