Aon Hewitt, the global human resources outsourcing and consulting company of Aon Corporation announced the addition of Don Lowman, Gary Locke and Chuck Essick as senior leaders in the North American executive compensation advisory business. These new additions bring some of the most well-known and proven expertise to Aon Hewitt's clients.
"This action further emphasizes our commitment to building the best full-service executive compensation business in the world," said Brian Dunn, global head of executive compensation for Aon Hewitt. "These are important additions for our clients and Aon Hewitt's future growth plans."
In their new roles, Lowman, Locke and Essick will be responsible for leading the growth and expansion of the executive compensation business through client acquisition, market, and staff development while supporting Aon Hewitt's on-going focus on creating market leading intellectual property.
Lowman will focus on driving growth in the management advisory consulting business for large market companies. He brings 29 years of experience to his new role at Aon Hewitt. During his career with Towers Perrin, he managed several global lines of business as well as the firm's geographic operations. Most recently, he served as a board member and managing director of the human capital business handling many of the company's largest executive compensation relationships. He was designated by Kennedy Research as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the world in 2003. Lowman will be based in the greater New York area. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph-Macon College.
Locke will support the global growth, development and integration of Aon Hewitt's executive compensation business. With more than 20 years in the industry, he comes to Aon Hewitt from Towers Perrin where he served as managing director and global business leader for its executive compensation and rewards business. In addition, he served as a Towers Perrin board member and led the firm's human capital group in Asia. Locke will be based in Minneapolis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Based in Houston, Essick will be charged with expanding Aon Hewitt's business in the energy sector. He brings more than 25 years of industry expertise in this sector, most recently serving as an executive compensation consultant to high profile energy companies. He was the managing principal, southwest region compensation leader and executive compensation leader for Towers Watson's Houston office. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University.
Todd McGovern, North American leader for Aon Hewitt's executive compensation business adds "The fact that such outstanding talent is excited to join our firm clearly validates our belief that we have best in class advisory, technical and benchmarking capabilities. It has become clear that Aon Hewitt is the talent destination for executive compensation consultants who want to provide the most comprehensive fact-based advice to clients."