Aon plc today announced that two executives have been named to Business Insurance magazine's 2012 Women to Watch list: Jennifer Fahey, executive vice president and chief broking officer U.S. and Americas for Aon Risk Solutions, and Maria Yao, executive vice president, HR Business Process Outsourcing of Aon Hewitt.
One or more Aon leaders have been named to the Business Insurance Women to Watch list each year since the program was introduced in 2006.
As chief broking officer U.S. and Americas for Aon Risk Solutions, Jennifer Fahey manages brokers in 12 countries. She creates and ensures consistent application of broking best practices and oversees Aon's broking strategies, processes and results for large, multinational clients. Fahey and her team also negotiate Structured Portfolio Solutions with strategic carriers, ensure best advocacy and equitable resolution on complex claims, and manage market and carrier relationships.
Maria Yao services some of Aon Hewitt's largest client engagements. She is accountable for delivering and integrating Workforce Administration, Payroll, Time & Labor, HR Information Technology and Customer Service outsourcing services to a portfolio of Aon Hewitt's HR BPO clients, most of which are Fortune 500 organizations. She also oversees several Shared Services groups (Talent Management - Compensation, Performance Management, Succession Planning, and Learning & Development - Tax Filing, and Garnishment) that support clients across the HR BPO client portfolio. Yao manages a global P&L and is responsible for the growth, development and engagement of more than 310 colleagues.
"Attracting and retaining unmatched talent is one of Aon's strategic imperatives," said Greg Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon. "Jennifer and Maria are tremendous representatives of our 62,000 global colleagues, whose ability to empower results for clients throughout the world is the embodiment of what it means to be part of the Aon team. We congratulate Jennifer and Maria on being named to this prestigious list and thank them for their many contributions to our firm."
Women to Watch is an annual feature spotlighting 25 women who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields. Honorees are selected by a panel of senior editors at Business Insurance magazine who consider various criteria, including recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.