Aon Consulting Announces U.S. Senior Vice President Promotions

Aon Consulting Announces U.S. Senior Vice President Promotions

CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Aon Consulting Worldwide, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation , announced today that Daniel Russell, James Ritchie, Nina Zazzara, Kristine Klepper and Rich Walsh were promoted to senior vice president in their respective practice groups across the country.


“Promotion to senior vice president represents a distinguished accomplishment and significant career milestone,” said Kathryn Hayley, CEO of Aon Consulting. “I am proud to acknowledge the significant achievements of these five colleagues. Their dedication and active leadership is one example of how Aon Consulting continues to recruit and retain the best talent in the industry.”


Daniel Russell, Human Capital. Russell serves as the Southeast Regional Practice Leader for the Human Capital Consulting practice and is responsible for Aon’s communications, organizational change and talent service offerings in the region. Recent assignments have included restructuring change management, talent management and leadership development for Fortune 500 clients around the country. Russell has more than 15 years of experience in designing and implementing high impact HR programs with clients in a variety of industries. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


James Ritchie, Retirement. Ritchie is a senior actuary and has 19 years of experience in the design, valuation and administration of defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans. He also has experience in assisting clients with post retirement medical benefits and federal law compliance. Recent assignments have included helping clients navigate through retirement design and funding under the Pension Protection Act, assisting government clients with funding and reporting of GASB 45 liabilities, and assisting clients in managing pension and retiree medical liabilities reported on their income statements and balance sheets. Ritchie is an associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Parsippany, NJ

Nina Zazzara, Health & Benefits. Zazzara serves as the local practice leader for Aon Consulting’s Employee Benefits Group in Aon’s Parsippany, N.J. office. She has more than 20 years of experience in creating strategic, customized solutions for clients on managed care, consumerism, retiree medical, life, disability and behavioral health programs. She has significant experience with employers in the healthcare and retail industries. Past assignments have included assisting clients with the design, evaluation, and/or administration of flexible benefits, cost management studies, alternative health care products and providers, and employee attitude survey design and analysis.

Somerset, NJ

Kristine Klepper, Health and Benefits. Klepper serves as the local market leader in the greater New York/New Jersey market. She has more than 18 years of experience in health and welfare consulting, and she specializes in designing and implementing employee benefit programs for large employers. Recent client projects have included providing strategic consulting in redesigning health and benefit programs, developing health promotion strategies and managing the marketing process for a large public employer. Klepper holds the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation. She also is one of the founding members of the Central New Jersey Chapter of ISCEBS.

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Rich Walsh, Key Account Manager Group. Walsh has more than 20 years of experience in assisting clients with Human Capital issues, and in particular with the design, administration, funding and communication of employee benefit plans and with talent management strategies. His primary responsibilities include delivering consulting services to clients as account manager, as well as providing retirement and actuarial consulting services to selected key accounts. Walsh is an associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

About Aon Consulting

Aon Consulting Worldwide is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with 2008 revenues of $1.358 billion and more than 6,300 professionals in 117 offices worldwide. Aon Consulting works with organizations to improve business performance and shape the workplace of the future through employee benefits, talent management and rewards strategies and solutions. Aon Consulting was named the best employee benefit consulting firm by the readers of Business Insurance magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

About Aon

Aon Corporation 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 and 2009 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

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