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Forty-one Aon Executives Named 'Power Brokers' by Risk & Insurance Magazine

Citing underscores Aon's deep knowledge and ability to serve clients with distinction

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Risk & Insurance Magazine, one of the risk management industry's top publications, has recognized 41 risk management executives from Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) as "Power Brokers(TM)" in the publication's annual list of the most influential commercial insurance brokers.

Published in the February 2008 issue, Risk & Insurance Magazine recognized 151 people in 28 industry categories. Aon executives took top honors in 22 categories -- highlighting the company's breadth of expertise and its unique ability to provide distinctive client value.

"The executives who have been recognized work tirelessly every day to provide exceptional client service and develop creative and effective risk strategies," said Steve McGill, chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Risk Services. "We commend each and every one for a job well done."

Among the 2008 list were seven Aon executives named Power Brokers for the third time. They are Peter Breitstone, an authority in the environmental industry; automotive experts Carol Williams and Anthony DeFelice; James Beardsley, a transportation-railroad specialist; Marshall Nadel, a utilities expert; technology expert Michael Lamprecht; and education specialist Anne Mulholland.

    The 41 Aon executives named Power Brokers this year are:

    Name:                   Category:
    Anna Adams              Aviation
    Joe Addison             Media
    Kenneth Ayers           Environmental
    James R. Beardsley      Transportation
    Veronica Benzinger      Environmental
    Monica Brecka           Chemicals
    Peter Breitstone        Environmental
    William Burke           Energy
    Peter Burrows           Education
    Len Churnetski          Retail
    Leslie Curry            Construction
    Anthony DeFelice        Automotive
    Todd Denton             Transportation
    Jennifer Fahey          Financial
    Kathleen Felderman      Real Estate
    Thomas J. Fitzgerald    Hardware
    Jim Gloriod             Energy
    Nancy Green             Hospitality
    Audrey Greening         Long-term Care
    Stephen Hackenburg      Aviation
    Jason F. Hawkins        Software
    Michael J. Heffernan    Construction
    Al Howze                Transportation
    Kevin Kalinich          Technology
    Kymberlee Keefe         Long-term Care
    John Keely              Marine
    Robert Kibbe            Transportation
    Brian Kingman           Media
    Michael Lamprecht       Technology
    Anne Mulholland         Education
    Carol Murphy            Workers' Comp
    Marshall Nadel          Utilities
    Gail Norstrom           Chemicals
    Michael K. O'Connell    Financial
    Donna Pfluger-Murray    Hospitality
    Lori L. Shaw            Sports-Events
    Michael Stankard        Automotive
    George R. Walden        Media
    James E. Walters        Pharma
    Brian Wanat             Financial
    Carol Williams          Automotive

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 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, human capital and management consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting. Through its 43,000 professionals worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Our industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Aon was ranked by A.M. Best as the number one global insurance brokerage in 2007 based on brokerage revenues, and voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log onto

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