CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and HR consulting and outsourcing services, today celebrates 47 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 and passion to excel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Out of the 47 awards earned by Aon, 45 went to Aon Risk Solutions brokers and two went to Aon Hewitt consultants. In addition, 14 Aon brokers were named finalists and two Aon brokers, Matthew Schneider and Tim Gosnear, earned the Responsibility Leader® designation. The Responsibility Leader designation honors Power Brokers whose achievements go above and beyond by benefiting clients, the insurance industry and the community. Also, 14 Aon brokers made the magazine's Under 40 list, which recognizes Power Broker winners and finalists under the age of 40. Marshall Nadel, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Power Specialty, continued his winning streak and was named Power Broker in the Energy - Alternative category. Nadel has been named a Power Broker every year since its inception, marking a total of eight consecutive honors. "We are honored to have so many Aon Risk Solutions colleagues named as Power Brokers again this year. Their achievements represent Aon's commitment to developing innovative and comprehensive risk management solutions that empower results for our clients," said Steve McGill, Aon group president and chairman and chief executive officer of Aon Risk Solutions. "We are proud to see our efforts recognized by our clients and a leading industry publication." Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail operations, added, "Talent is Aon's core differentiator. We take pride in being the destination of choice for the industry's best and brightest. The investments we make to build and develop our team directly benefits clients, and is a driving factor in Aon's continued ability to develop new and ground breaking solutions to meet emerging risks. It is humbling to be recognized in this magnitude by Risk & Insurance." "Every day, Aon Hewitt helps organizations and individuals secure a better future through innovative health, retirement and talent solutions. Our dedication and client focus remain an industry differentiator, and this award further reinforces that position," said Kristi Savacool, chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt. "I want to congratulate the winners for their outstanding work and commitment in helping Aon Hewitt's clients solve their most complex people challenges." Aon's Power Brokers and finalists are represented in the following categories of the competition: Automotive, Aviation, Construction, Education, Employee Benefits, Energy-Alternative, Energy-Oil & Gas, Environmental, Entertainment/Media, Finance–Banking, Finance-Private Equity, Fine Arts, Health Care, Hospitality/Gaming, Marine, Nonprofits, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Retail, Real Estate, Technology, Transportation, Utilities and Workers' Compensation.