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  • 2017 Aon Power Brokers

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    We are proud to announce that 54 Aon brokers and consultants were named Power Brokers.  Locally, Coleen Kelly was named a Power Broker in the Health Care category. We also celebrate three 2017 Power Broker finalists: Lou Cipollo in the Environmental category, Phil Dunn in the Financial Institutions category and George Gionis in the Public Sector category.

    Power Broker winner and finalist selections are based on nominations provided by brokers and judged based on references given by clients and risk managers. Judging is based on a nominee's creativity in problem solving, industry knowledge and client service.

    "The entire Aon organization works hard to create an innovative culture where colleagues have the tools and resources to empower results for clients," said Lori Goltermann, US Retail CEO. "I congratulate all of our colleagues who were honored."

    To review the complete list of Power Brokers, visit the Risk & Insurance website

  • 2016 Empower Results Day

    Every year, Aon plc commits to a day to come together globally as a firm to serve the communities that we are a part of.  On June 15th, Aon Philadelphia had four different projects as a part of Aon’s annual day of service.  At the Fairmount Park Conservancy, fifteen colleagues spent the day painting, cleaning and clearing the park.  At the Food Trust, twenty five colleagues prepped packets with healthy eating habits and access information to our local farmers’ markets for distribution to those who the Food Trust serves.  At Sunday Rescue Mission, sixteen colleagues served dinner to an appreciative group of men and women in Center City Philadelphia.  Throughout the day, colleagues who weren’t able to help with the three external projects had the opportunity to write letters to the brave members of the US armed forces, thanking them for all that they do to protect us every day.

  • Aon Philadelphia Celebrates the 2016 Aon Power Brokers

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    Aon Philadelphia celebrates the 56 brokers and consultants who were recognized with the Risk & Insurance® esteemed Power Broker® designation, in addition to 21 professionals who were recognized as finalists.  We are very proud to call two of the awardees and one of the finalists Aon Philadelphia colleagues.  Barry Weiner was named an awardee in the Health Care category and Pete Pantalone was named an awardee in the Environmental category.  George Gionis was named an At-Large finalist.

    Power Broker winner and finalist selections are based on nominations provided by brokers and judged based on references given by clients and risk managers. Judging is based on a nominee’s creativity in problem solving, industry knowledge and client service.

    “Each year, it is a tremendous honor for Aon’s brokers and consultants to be awarded Risk & Insurance’s Power Broker designation,” said Lori Goltermann, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail operations.

    “We are thrilled to have 56 colleagues recognized with this prestigious award for their work over the past year. A key differentiator for Aon is our people, and to have our colleagues honored with this award is a testament to Aon’s Client Promise and the caliber of talent that we attract and retain at the firm.” 

  • Marc Armstrong Honored by Freedom Valley YMCA

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    It is with great pride that we announce that our Managing Principal, Marc Armstrong, was presented the “Lawrence S. Smith” Distinguished Service Award at the John Wanamaker Awards earlier this month, for his continued support of the Freedom Valley YMCAs.  This awards program celebrates the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in the Delaware Valley.

    For more information about the John Wanamaker Awards program and the Freedom Valley YMCA, click here

  • Barry Weiner on Health Care Violence

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    Barry Weiner, our local Health Care Practice Leader, was recently intereviewed by Risk & Insurance on the trend of violence in Health Care settings and the tactics that can be proactively taken before, during and after to de-escalate crises.  

    To read the full article, click here.

  • Aon Philadelphia Participates in Aon's 2015 Global Service Day

    On June 11th, our office had the pleasure of working at three different Freedom Valley YMCA sites in celebration of Aon's 2015 Global Service Day. As part of the firm’s global mission, Aon’s company-wide service day provides colleagues with the opportunity to take time off from their work to engage in charitable activities that focus on providing assistance to organizations that empower people and serve communities at risk.

    Three different teams of Aon Philadelphia colleagues worked on projects ranging from landscaping, yard work to even helping save a gaggle of goslings. 

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    Tia Harris, Vice President, was named a 2015 Philadelphia Business Journal Awardee for her professional success and commitment to the Philadelphia community.  Click here to see Tia and fellow awardees speak to their professional success and share advice.

  • Out & About with Dominic Colaizzo

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    Dominic Colaizzo, Chairman of Aon's National Health Care Practice, presented at the PIAA Conference in Vancouver on October 17th.  Dominic deliberated the use of Alternative Risk Mechanismsfor Risk Financing and Risk Management will Play a Strategic Role in Addressing Health Care Reform and the Changing Health Care Environment, sharing strategies and best in practice for program design, usage and how to address current and future issues the industry faces.

    Later that month, at the ASHRM Conference in Anaheim, CA, as part of a panel Dominic highlighted risk financing mechanisms and concerns when employing physicians, walking attendees through several case studies, highlighting lessons learned, successes and applicable takeaways.

    For more information on his presentations or on future speaking engagements, please email Bernadette Mower (  

  • Mary Sales Named Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal

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    Mary Sales, Vice President Aon Hewitt, was named a 2014 Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal.  Mary leads Aon Hewitt's eastern region as a director and member of the senior leadership team.  33 other women were honored with this award.  Join us in congraluating Mary.  Please visit the Philadelphia Business Journal to learn more about this award and all awardees.

  • Doug Wheeler Featured in Philadelphia Business Journal

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    Doug Wheeler, Regional Managing Director of Aon's Mid-Atlantic Construction Services Group, was recently interviewed by the Philadelphia Business Journal on construction spending in the region, whichis anticipated to steadily rise over the next five years.  To read the article, click here

  • Dominic Colaizzo Presents at PIAA and ASHRM

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    Dominic ColaizzoChairman of Aon Risk Solution’s Health Care Practice, is presenting at the PIAA Corporate Counsel Workshop in Vancouver, Canada on October 17 on Recent Developments in Alternative Risk Mechanisms for the Health Care Industry. Ten days later on October 27, at the ASHRM Conference in Anaheim, CA, he is presenting the sequel to the “Toxic Tail” discussion he gave at last year’s program, pursuant to quality integration and risk financing when employing physicians. 

  • Dominic Colaizzo Presents at MedMal Forum in Munich

    Dominic Colaizzo, Chairman of Aon Risk Solution’s Health Care Practice displayed Aon’s industry-leading expertise during his July 14 presentation before an audience of insurance and healthcare experts at München’s MedMal forum.

    Colaizzo, along with Jeff Driver of the Risk Authority, discussed the collapse of the United States occurrence coverage market in the 1980s; why it happened and how the US dealt with it. Additional topics included Germany's current situation and issues, the legal enviroment and marketplace for Medical Professional Liability programs in Germany, fundamentals of effective risk management impact on cost and qulaity and alternative risk financing solutions available. 

    For more information on what was presented, please contact Bernadette Mower ( 

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