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Aon appoints Jennifer Bell to serve as Executive Chair of North America

— Bell previously served as CEO of North America and will retire from Aon at the end of 2024
— As CEO of Regions globally, Lori Goltermann has assumed direct leadership of North America

CHICAGO, May 16, 2024Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, announced today the appointment of Jennifer Bell to the role of executive chair of North America, following her decision to step away from her role as CEO of North America and retire at the end of 2024. As CEO of Regions for Aon, Lori Goltermann has taken on direct leadership of the firm’s North America region, effective immediately.

For more than 33 years, Bell has held leadership roles at Aon and in broader risk industry. Before serving as North America CEO, Jennifer served as Regional Managing Director of the Central Region, Regional Managing Director for the Northeast Region and Resident Managing Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland. Bell also served as founding co-lead of Aon’s Global Inclusive Leadership Council and helped reinforce the firm’s commitment to advancing inclusion with meaningful actions that reflect the firm’s values.

“Throughout her remarkable career as a marine broker, a producer, strategic account manager on global clients , and in senior Aon leadership roles – Jennifer built and developed strong, inclusive teams focused on both delivering the best of our firm to our clients and growth opportunities for colleagues,” said Eric Andersen, president of Aon. “We congratulate Jennifer on her retirement and thank her for the many years of contributions on behalf of our colleagues and clients.”

“For the last three decades, I have had the opportunity to work with incredible Aon colleagues and help our clients solve their greatest needs,” said Bell. “Aon has proven its ability to lead the industry and deliver more for clients and I am excited to see the firm’s continued success.”

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