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Aon Wins More Risk & Insurance Power Broker Awards Than Any Other Firm

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, more professionals from Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), received Risk & Insurance® Power Broker® awards than any other firm – taking home 46 of the 144 awards given across 24 industry categories. Aon leaders also dominated seven of the categories, including Aviation, Construction, Energy, Fine Arts, Global, Marine and Public Sector.


Two Aon professionals, Jim Aylsworth, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Energy Specialty and Kevin Kalinich, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Financial Services Group, received the distinguished honor of being named Responsibility Leader®; a designation presented to 10 Power Brokers whose achievements not only benefited their clients and company, but also positively impacted their communities.

In addition, continuing an unbreakable streak since the award's inception in 2006, Marshall Nadel, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Power Specialty, was named Power Broker for the sixth consecutive year.

Eighteen Aon professionals made the magazine's Under 40s list, which identifies rising stars in the insurance industry.

"Earning a Power Broker award is a highly coveted recognition, not only because it represents the best in the industry, but because it is a direct recognition of the value delivered to clients," said Steve McGill, chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Risk Solutions. "We congratulate all of the winners and finalists, and join them in our thanks to the risk managers whose voices determined this excellent result."

The 46 Aon professionals named 2011 Power Brokers are:


Mike Stankard, Automotive


Stephen Alexandris, Aviation (Under 40)


Jay Innes, Aviation


Kristi Nowicki, Chemicals (Under 40)


Christian Hoffman, Chemicals (Under 40)


Michael Parizino, Construction 


Tom Ricketts, Construction


Paul Rodriguez, Construction (Under 40)


Michael Szot, Construction


Carleen Patterson, Education


Mike Buckley-Stanton, Energy


Matt Gelotti, Energy (Under 40)


David Mittelholzer, Energy (Under 40)


Joe Addison, Entertainment/Media


Daniel R'Bibo, Entertainment/Media (Under 40)


Veronica Benzinger, Environmental


Lynn Marcin, Fine Arts


Anne Rappa, Fine Arts


Adrienne Reid, Fine Arts (Under 40)


Timothy Gosnear, Global


Elizabeth Henry, Global


Mary Judson, Global


Madeline Serpico, Global


Raymond Subers, Global


Giselle Lugones, Healthcare


Simone Hanraads, Hospitality/Gaming (Under 40)


Jim Aylsworth, Marine (Responsibility Leader)


Kevin Sisk, Marine


Gary Eppinger, Nonprofits


Hilda Batlle, Pharmaceuticals (Under 40)


Lois Lewis, Pharmaceuticals


William Becker, Public Sector


Michael Brodie, Public Sector (Under 40)


William Deeb, Public Sector


Kathleen Felderman, Real Estate


Rick Miller, Real Estate


Monica Brecka, Retail


Carol Murphy, Retail


Patrick Donnelly, Technology


Kevin Kalinich, Telecommunications (Responsibility Leader)


Gary Vitalone, Telecommunications


Todd Denton, Transportation (Under 40)


Mike Miller, Utilities


Marshall Nadel, Utilities


Thomas Sewell, Workers' Compensation


Christina Sikorski, Workers' Compensation (Under 40)


The 23 Aon professionals designated as Finalists:


Charles Cederroth, Aviation


Michael Gruetzmacher, Aviation (Under 40)


Anthony Meakin, Construction


Kristin Springer, Construction (Under 40)


Jim Doyle, Education


John Brosnan, Entertainment/Media


George Walden, Entertainment/Media


Matthew Edelheit, Environmental (Under 40)


Gregory Schilz, Environmental


Nick Kalist, Financial Institutions (Under 40)


Diane Jackson, Fine Arts


Jeff Minett, Fine Arts


Otis Tolbert, Healthcare


Brian Driscoll, Marine


Edwin Albers, Pharmaceuticals (Under 40)


Michael O'Brien, Public Sector


John Griffin, Real Estate


Jonathan Griffiths, Real Estate


Christopher Goodrich, Retail


John Turner, Retail


Shawn Ram, Technology


Jason Peery, Technology


Peter Law, Workers' Compensation



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

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