Aon Corporation, global provider of risk management, risk and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing, announced the appointment of Michael R. Szot ('93) as chief operating officer for the Environmental Practice of Aon Risk Solutions, the firm's global risk management business.
With more than 30 years of insurance experience and a specialization in complex construction and environmental placements, Szot will assume responsibility for the operation and global delivery of integrated environmental risk management programs to Aon Risk Solutions clients, working closely with his colleagues in Aon Construction Services Group.
Peter Arkley, chairman and CEO of Aon Construction Services Group, stated, "Aon's clients will benefit from an enhanced, unified approach to delivering environmental services. Mike's expertise is invaluable to the experience of our clients, and I am thrilled to see him move into this role."
Based in Los Angeles, Szot has an executive management degree from UCLA and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. John's University - College of Insurance in New York.
In addition to Szot's new role, Greg Schilz has been appointed global sales leader for the Environmental Practice, and Ken Anderson, Veronica Benzinger, Rod Taylor, Howard Tollin and John Welter have been appointed to the Environmental Practice executive committee.
Aon Broking and Specialty CEO Warren Mula noted, "Environmental risk remains a significant challenge for a broad range of industrial, commercial and residential clients worldwide. Recent events have made it clear that environmental hazards can cause material financial disruptions and seriously impact even the largest corporations."