Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Aon Consulting Hires Barbara Hawes as National Pharmacy Practice Leader

Aon Consulting Worldwide, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC), today announced that Barbara Hawes has joined the Health & Benefits practice as senior vice president and national pharmacy practice leader.

Hawes brings more than 18 years of pharmacy benefit management and pharmacy consulting experience to Aon Consulting. In her role as pharmacy practice leader, Hawes will be responsible for operational efficiency, leading the development of innovative solutions for clients, and developing and recruiting talent. Prior to joining Aon, Hawes served as national practice leader with Towers Perrin; pharmacy practice leader with Watson Wyatt Worldwide; and clinical support director with Caremark International, Inc. Among her areas of expertise are prescription drug program strategy and assessment, consensus building in multi-stakeholder groups, pharmacy benefit manager procurement, specialty pharmacy procurement, and auditing.

"Prescription drugs are an important and significant cost to employers, and coupled with the complexity of the pharmaceutical market, employers need guidance in such areas as vendor evaluation, competitive pricing, and plan design and strategy," said John Zern, Aon Consulting's Health & Benefits U.S. Practice Director. "I'm confident Barbara's extensive pharmaceutical background, consulting experience and leadership will take our pharmacy practice to the next level, helping clients reduce spend and improve employee health and productivity."

Hawes earned her pharmacy degree at Purdue University and her Master of Business Administration from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Hawes is based in Houston.

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 (NYSE: AOC) 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 http://www.aon.com/.

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