|BOSTON, October 21, 2010 Ė Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), today announced that John Willett, most recently managing director for Aonís New England office, was appointed to national industry practice leader.
Willett will oversee several industry practices, including financial institutions, food and agriculture, health care, heavy industries, real estate, pharmaceutical and chemical as well as technology. He will work with each practice leader and brokerage, sales and account leadership to maximize Aonís investment in industry expertise for its clients.
As managing director for Aonís New England office, Willett served on the Aon Risk Solutionsí leadership team with a focus on new clients and client retention. His 24 years of risk management and brokerage background helped him direct a team of experts to complete analytics and diagnostic studies that benchmarked clients' total cost of risk as well as provided innovative solutions to clients. Prior to Aon, Willett was the national real estate practice leader for Chartis/Lexington and served as senior vice president of AI Risk at Lexington.
"Industry expertise and intellectual capital are both key components of the Aon Client Promise as well as the two qualities that best define John Willett," said Warren Mula, global CEO of Aon Broking. "We are thrilled to place John in such a key role as we continue to invest in Aonís industry leadership and further expand our areas of specialization."
Launched this year, Aon Broking integrates Aon Risk Solutions' broking infrastructure across the unit's retail, wholesale and specialty businesses in 120 countries to provide clients with the benefit of a consistent global approach on a local level.
Willett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hobart College and a Master's in Business Administration from the F.W. Olin School at Babson College.
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