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CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and HR consulting and outsourcing services, today celebrates 53 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 as well as their passion to excel in their field.
Out of the 53 awards earned by Aon, 46 went to Aon Risk Solutions professionals and seven went to Aon Hewitt consultants. In addition, 19 professionals were recognized as Finalists, 24 made the magazine's Under 40 list. Four brokers, Lorrie McNaught, Matthew Walsh, Max West and Jeremiah White, earned the Responsibility Leader® designation, which honors Power Brokers whose achievements go above and beyond their traditional role by benefiting clients, the insurance industry and the community.
"It's a tremendous honor for 53 colleagues to be recognized as the best and the brightest in the industry as part of Power Brokers. The entire Aon organization works hard to create an innovative culture where colleagues have the tools and resources to empower results for clients," said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail operations.
Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt, added, "Our clients' needs are changing in unprecedented fashion. These individuals excel at what Aon Hewitt strives to be known for in the industry—understanding those distinct needs, delivering outstanding customer service and offering innovative thinking and solutions that address our clients' talent, retirement and health challenges.Having so many colleagues earn a Power Broker® designation in the benefits category is a true testament to their unwavering commitment to the industry and to Aon Hewitt. I congratulate all of the winners."
Aon's Power Brokers and finalists are represented in the following categories of the competition: Automotive, Aviation, Construction, Education, Employee Benefits, Energy-Alternative, Chemical & Refining, Energy-Traditional, Environmental, Entertainment, Financial Services, Private Equity, Fine Arts, Health Care, Gaming & Hospitality, Marine, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Retail, Real Estate, Technology and Transportation.
Aon's 53 Power Brokers:
Chemical & Refining:
Tandis Hassid Nili*
Gaming & Hospitality:
Dennis O'Neill Jr.*
Aon's 18 Power Broker Finalists:
*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 http://www.riskandinsurance.com/health-care-heroes/.
Following is a breakdown of Aon professionals who have won multiple times since the inception of the Risk & Insurance Power Broker® contest in 2006:
Eight-time Power Broker®Marshall Nadel: Utilities: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Alternative Energy: 2013
Six-time Power Broker®Kevin Kalinich: Technology: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014; Telecommunications: 2007, 2011Carol Murphy: Workers' Compensation: 2008, 2009, 2012; Financial Institutions: 2006; Retail/Wholesale: 2011, 2013
Five-time Power Broker®Lynn Marcin: Fine Arts: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014Rick Miller: Real Estate: 2007, 2009, 2011; Telecommunications: 2010, 2012
Four-time Power Broker®Monica Brecka: Chemicals: 2008; Retail/Wholesale: 2011; Transportation: 2012; Environmental: 2013Billy Deeb: Public Sector: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Pat Donnelly: Technology: 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011John Keely: Marine: 2007, 2008, 2009; Energy-Traditional: 2014Anne Mulholland: Education: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012Michael O'Connell: Financial Institutions: 2007, 2008, 2009; Finance - Banking: 2013Kevin Sisk: Marine 2011, 2012; Energy-Alternative: 2013; Energy-Traditional: 2014Mike Stankard: Automotive: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011Al Tobin: Telecommunications: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012Carol Williams: Automotive: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Three-time Power Broker®Joe Addison: Hospitality/Gaming: 2007; Entertainment: 2008, 2011Jim Aylsworth: Chemicals: 2007; Energy: 2010; Marine: 2011 (2011 Responsibility Leader)Hilda Batlle: Pharmaceuticals: 2009, 2011; Retail/Wholesale: 2012Veronica Benzinger: Environmental: 2007, 2008, 2011Tony DeFelice: Automotive: 2006, 2007, 2008Jennifer Fahey: Technology: 2007; Financial Institutions: 2008; Automotive: 2009Kathleen Felderman: Real Estate: 2008, 2010, 2011Vinny Flood: Real Estate: 2007; Financial Institutions: 2009, 2010Tim Gosnear: Global: 2011; Pharmaceuticals: 2012, 2013 (2013 Responsibility Leader)Diane Jackson: Fine Arts: 2012, 2013, 2014Paul Kim: Financial Institutions: 2007; Telecommunications: 2009, 2010Adrienne Reid: Fine Arts: 2010, 2011, 2013Matthew Schneider: Non-profit: 2009, 2010, 2013 (2013 Responsibility Leader)Jim Walters: Pharmaceuticals: 2006, 2008; Chemicals: 2009
Two-time Power Broker®Anna Adams: Aviation: 2008, 2009Stephen Alexandris: Aviation: 2011; Global: 2012Ken Ayers: Environmental: 2008, 2010Rob Battenfield: Utilities: 2012; Energy-Alternative: 2013David Bennink: Environmental: 2006, 2007Mark Brockinton: Transportation: 2006, 2010Anne Corona: Finance-Private Equity: 2013, Hospitality and Gaming: 2014Karen Cunningham: Public Sector, 2012, 2013Perry Dorgan: Education: 2013; Employee Benefits: 2014Gary Eppinger: Non-profit: 2009, 2011Tom Fitzgerald: Technology: 2006, 2008Jim Gloriod: Energy: 2008, 2009Leonard Graziano: Automotive: 2010, 2013Nancy Green: Hospitality/Gaming: 2007, 2008Mike Heffernan: Construction: 2007, 2008Bruce Jefferis: Energy: 2006, 2007Lynn Jekkals: Retail: 2013, 2014Paul Jones: Entertainment: 2010, 2013Nick Kalist: Financial Institutions 2010; Finance-Private Equity 2013Kymberlee Keefe: Healthcare: 2007, 2008Giselle Lugones: Health Care: 2011, 2013Kevin Madden: Real Estate: 2006, 2007Jason Peery: Real Estate: 2012, 2013Adrian Pellen: Environmental: 2013, 2014Donna Pfluger-Murray: Hospitality/Gaming: 2008, 2010Jamie Powell: Finance-Banking: 2013, 2014Anne Rappa: Fine Arts: 2011, 2012Mike Rice: Technology and Telecommunications: 2006Lori Shaw: Entertainment: 2008, 2009Anne Stites: Workers' Comp: 2012, 2013Kurt Tentinger: Energy: 2006, 2007Howard Tollin: Environmental: 2009, 2012 (2012 Responsibility Leader)George Walden: Entertainment: 2008, 2012Max West: Environmental: 2013, 2014
Two Category Power Broker®Mike Rice: Technology and Telecommunications: 2006
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