Risk & Insurance magazine honors 47 Aon brokers and consultants with Power Broker designation

Feb 21, 2013, 09:35 ET from Aon plc

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 47 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.

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Out of the 47 awards earned by Aon, 45 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 47 Power Brokers:

Automotive Leonard Graziano LeAnneMcCorry Brian Slife

Aviation Phillip Dressen

Education Perry Dorgan RikGoyton*

Energy-Oil & Gas Wayne Kearney

Energy-Alternative Rob Battenfield* Tim Hanlon Marshall Nadel Kevin Sisk

Entertainment/Media Michael Drayer Paul Jones

Environmental Monica Brecka Jeff Hanneman Adrian Pellen* Max West*

Finance-Banking Sarah Bevan-Jones* Michael O'Connell

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

Hospitality/Gaming David A. Johnson

Nonprofits Matthew Schneider**

Pharmaceuticals Mike Andler Tim Gosnear**

Public Sector Karen Cunningham William Deeb

Real Estate Jason Peery*

Retail/Wholesale Lynn Jekkals John Murbach Carol Murphy Anthony DiPasquale

Technology Michael Ricksen Sarah Stephens*

Transportation Rob Kibbe Rose Lang

Utilities Mike Giacobbe

Workers' Compensation Andrew Lennox Mark Sato Anne Stites

Aon's 14 Power Broker Finalists:

Automotive Larissa Gallagher*

Aviation Peter Schmitz

Construction Beth Henry

Energy-Oil & Gas David Robinson

Entertainment/Media Lori Shaw

Finance-Banking Thomas Delark* Mark Sterling

Finance-Private Equity Brian Cochrane James McCue

Fine Arts Anne Rappa

Pharmaceuticals 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 http://www.riskandinsurance.com/brokersummary.jsp?brokerYear=2013

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