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Risk & Insurance magazine honors 55 Aon brokers and consultants with the Power Broker designation
Aon professionals earned 55 Power Broker® awards, nine Finalist positions, 18 honored on the Under 40 list and three Responsibility Leader® designations

CHICAGO – Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and HR consulting and outsourcing services, today celebrates 55 brokers and consultants as winners of the  prestigious Risk & Insurance® Power Broker® designation. These brokers and consultants were chosen based on their creative solutions to clients’ risk management problems, industry knowledge and customer service.

In addition, nine professionals were recognized as Finalists and 18 made the magazine’s Under 40 list. Three brokers, Patty Horn, Sue Willette, and Carol Murphy, earned the Responsibility Leader® designation, which honors Power Brokers whose achievements go above and beyond their professional role by mentoring younger professionals and volunteering to help others in their communities.    

“We are honored that 55 colleagues were recognized as Power Brokers this year. Aon is dedicated to developing innovative and comprehensive risk management solutions, and our best and brightest talent enables us to empower these results for clients,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail operations. “It is humbling to be recognized for our efforts by our clients and by Risk & Insurance.”

“Our success as a company directly correlates with the success of our people. Aon is steadfast in our commitment to developing our team with top talent, and every day we help organizations and individuals secure a better future with new and ground breaking solutions to meet emerging risks.”

Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt, added, “Every day, Aon’s talented consultants bring diverse roles and a range of expertise to offer clients innovative thinking and solutions across talent, retirement and health. Earning a Power Broker designation in the benefits category underscores our unwavering commitment to partnership, expertise, excellence and results. I congratulate the winners on this well-deserved honor.”

Aon’s Power Brokers and Finalists are represented in the following categories of the competition: At-Large, Aviation/Aerospace, Construction, Education, Employee Benefits, Energy Downstream, Energy Upstream, Environmental, Financial Services, Finance/Private Equity, Fine Arts, Health Care, Marine, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, Transportation, Utilities, Utilities Alternative and Workers’ Compensation.

Aon’s 55 Power Brokers:

Cara Cortes*
Tom Rhatigan
Kenneth Mackunis
Martin Serbins
Larissa Gallagher*
Sandra Gulick

Nilza Santos
Linda Auch
Aashish "A.C." Chauhan

Michael Heffernan

Courtney Clarke Hensley

Employee Benefits:
Sue Willette**
olly Iacovoni
Rob Austin
Patty Horn**
Yannick Gagne
Chris Birch*
Tim Nimmer

Energy Downstream:
Tandis Nili*
David Robinson
Rene Van Winden*
Stephen Stoicovy*
Monica Brecka

Energy Upstream:
Clayton Corbett*

Nancy Green
Lorrie McNaught

Max West
Peter Pantalone
Veronica Benzinger

Financial Services:
Ariel Duris*
Jackie Geiger*
Paul Kim

Finance/Private Equity:
Nick Kalist*
Michael O’Neill*

Fine Arts:
Adrienne Reid
Anne Rappa
Casey Wigglesworth*
Lynn Marcin

Health Care:
Damon Bendesky
Giselle Lugones
Alex Michon
Annie Sousa

Kevin Sisk

Aaron Simpson*
atrick Roth*

Real Estate:
David Johnson

Anthony Martinico*
John Vanasco
Stacie Bixler

Jason Peery
Brent Reith*

Jeremiah White*

David Nichols

Utilities (Alternative Energy):
Christine Palomba

Workers’ Compensation:
Carol Murphy**

Aon’s Nine Power Broker Finalists:

Marisa Thielen

Employee Benefits:
Christopher Chao

Samuel Yount

Financial Services:
Michael O’Connell
Jim McCue
Ian Schwartz*
Uri Dallal

Public Sector:
William Deeb
Julie Theirl

*Denotes Under 40 designation
**Denotes Responsibility Leader designation

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 the Risk & Insurance website.

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