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Aon's 2014 Risk & Insurance Power Broker award designees recognized for dedication to client service

Aon professionals earned 53 Power Broker® awards, 19 Finalist positions, 24 honored on Under 40 list and four Responsibility Leader® designations

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: 


Chris Heinicke*

Stephen Stoicovy*

Max West**

Elisa Black*

David Robinson

Adrian Pellen*

Jared McElroy*

Larissa Gallagher*



Employee Benefits:

Chris Taylor

Clayton Corbett*

Christopher Chao

Drew Johnston*

Mark Swanson

Jason Hendrix

Tim McDonald

John Geisen

Public Sector:

John Hanson

Regina Carter

Scott Fullerton

Winfield Evens

Perry Dorgan



Financial Services:

Matthew Walsh**

Kevin Sisk

Jamie Powell

Susan Schwartz

James Meyers

James McCue

Paul Healy

John Keely



Real Estate:

Steve Schluter

Lorrie McNaught***

Tandis Hassid Nili*

Meaghan Haney*

Private Equity:

Gaming & Hospitality:


Michael O'Brien

Angela Giunto*

Dennis O'Neill Jr.*

Matthew Heinz*

Anne Corona*

Lynn Jekkals

Eric Boyum

Fine Arts:



Blythe O'Brien*

Courtney Jones

Kevin Kalinich

Lynn Marcin

Helena Lai*

Diane Jackson

Health Care:



Richard Chiocchi

Aaron Simpson*

Jeremiah White**

Brian Andrews

Michael O'Neill*

Simon Methven

Karen Lawson

Aon's 18 Power Broker Finalists:


Chris Rafferty*

LeAnne McCorry


Donna Allard-Flett


Peter Pantalone

Brian Lu*

Financial Services:

John Graham

Ariel Duris*

Fine Arts:

Jeff Minett

Health Care:

Joanne Kowalczyk

Martha Jacobs

Christopher Goodrich

Damon Bendesky


Barbara Spain

Real Estate:

Alex Schafer


Ross Wheeler*

Kate Simons*

Sandy Johannes

Thomas Hams

John Vanasco

*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

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, 2011
Carol 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, 2014
Rick Miller: Real Estate: 2007, 2009, 2011; Telecommunications: 2010, 2012

Four-time Power Broker®
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
John Keely: Marine: 2007, 2008, 2009; Energy-Traditional: 2014
Anne Mulholland: Education: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
Michael O'Connell: Financial Institutions: 2007, 2008, 2009; Finance - Banking: 2013
Kevin Sisk: Marine 2011, 2012; Energy-Alternative: 2013; Energy-Traditional: 2014
Mike Stankard: Automotive: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
Al Tobin: Telecommunications: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Carol Williams: Automotive: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Three-time Power Broker®
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)
Diane Jackson: Fine Arts: 2012, 2013, 2014
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)
Jim Walters: Pharmaceuticals: 2006, 2008; Chemicals: 2009

Two-time Power Broker®
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
Anne Corona: Finance-Private Equity: 2013, Hospitality and Gaming: 2014
Karen Cunningham: Public Sector, 2012, 2013
Perry Dorgan: Education: 2013; Employee Benefits: 2014
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
Bruce Jefferis: Energy: 2006, 2007
Lynn Jekkals: Retail: 2013, 2014
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
Adrian Pellen: Environmental: 2013, 2014
Donna Pfluger-Murray: Hospitality/Gaming: 2008, 2010
Jamie Powell: Finance-Banking: 2013, 2014
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
Max West: Environmental: 2013, 2014

Two Category Power Broker®
Mike Rice: Technology and Telecommunications: 2006

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Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

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