Risk & Insurance Magazine Designates 38 Aon Professionals as Power Brokers

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Risk & Insurance Magazine, one of the risk management industry's top publications, today designated 38 risk management executives from Aon Corporation, the leading global provider of risk management services, as Power Brokers™ in the publication's annual list of most influential commercial insurance brokers.

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Published in a special issue, Risk & Insurance recognized 146 people in 25 industry categories. Aon executives took top honors in 21 categories - highlighting the company's breadth of expertise and its ability to provide distinctive client value.

“Year after year, dozens of Aon's professionals are honored as Power Brokers for the exceptional client service and creative risk strategies they continuously deliver,” said Steve McGill, chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Risk Services. “We commend each and every one for their commitment to providing clients with unparalleled fact-based solutions.”

The 38 Aon executives named 2009 Power Brokers are:

    Name:                     Category:                Previous Power Broker:
    Anna M. Adams             Aviation                 2008
    Deborah Bates             Transportation
    Hilda Batlle              Pharmaceuticals
    James R. Beardsley        Transportation           2007; 2008
    Aaron F. Davis            Financial Institutions
    Dominic Davison-Jenkins   Telecommunications
    Clyde K. Ebanks           Global
    Gary Eppinger             Nonprofits
    Jennifer Fahey            Automotive               2007; 2008
    Allison Firth             Retail-Wholesale
    Frederick O. Flemig       Long-term Healthcare
    Vincent Flood             Financial Institutions   2007
    Jim Gloriod               Energy                   2008
    Thomas P. Hams            Aviation
    Kevin Kalinich            Technology               2007; 2008
    John Keely                Marine                   2007; 2008
    Paul Kim                  Telecommunications       2007
    Lee Lindsay               Global
    Lynn Marcin               Fine Art
    Rick Miller               Real Estate              2007
    Geoffrey P. Mills         Global
    Rich Moore                Hospitality
    Carol L. Murphy           Workers' Compensation    2008
    Marshall Nadel            Utilities                2007; 2008
    Dave Nichols              Hospitality
    Michael O'Connell         Financial Institutions   2007; 2008
    Manny Pereira             Chemicals
    John Peterson             Real Estate
    Matthew Schneider         Nonprofits
    Lori Shaw                 Entertainment-Sports
    Alfred Tobin              Telecommunications       2007; 2008
    Howard M. Tollin          Environmental
    Peter Townsend            Marine
    James E. Walters          Chemicals
    Carol A. Williams         Automotive               2008
    Susan Winterode           Pharmaceuticals
    Marvin Inkster            Utilities
    Gary J. Tom               Utilities

In addition to Power Brokers, five Aon professionals were named to the magazine's coveted 40-Under-40 list that identifies successful brokers who have excelled in their careers at a young age. These five rising stars are:

    Hilda Batlle, vice president
    Javier Soler Gonzalez, director
    Chris Choi, real estate practice leader
    Matthew Edelheit, assistant director casualty brokerage
    Todd Denton, vice president

According to Risk & Insurance, Power Broker designations are based on nominations provided by brokers and judged by separate panels of risk managers for each industry segment. 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.

About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its more than 37,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007 and 2008, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 and 2008 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log onto http://www.aon.com/.

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    Kelly Drinkwine               Allyson Marcus
    312.381.2684                   312.755.3592
    kelly_drinkwine@aon.com     allyson.marcus@kemperlesnik.com

SOURCE Aon Corporation
Company Codes: NYSE:AOC
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