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Appointment: Aon Consulting hires patricia Smallsreed as Chicago market leader

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Aon Consulting, the global benefits and human capital consulting business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), today announced Patricia Smallsreed has joined the firm as senior vice president and Chicago market leader.

As the market leader for Chicago, Smallsreed will be responsible for developing and executing a go-to-market strategy to serve clients across all Aon Consulting practices including Health & Benefits, Retirement, Human Capital, Employee Benefits Outsourcing and Corporate Transactions. In addition, she will serve as a key account manager, leading the development, retention and profitable growth of strategic accounts in the large client marketplace.
Smallsreed brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Aon. She has extensive expertise in HR strategy, total rewards, benefits and retirement strategy, and workforce planning. Most recently, Smallsreed was managing principal and market leader for Towers Perrin in Detroit, responsible for all services provided to clients in Michigan. With Towers Perrin for 24 years, she also served in the following positions: Health & Welfare practice leader in Chicago; market leader for Southwest Ohio and Indianapolis; and Retirement practice leader and lead actuary for key clients in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office. Prior to joining Towers Perrin, Smallsreed served as a consultant, actuary and retirement unit leader for Mercer in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“In addition to being a successful business leader with extensive experience in HR consulting, Patty brings to this role strengths in creating vision and business plans for market growth, collaborative leadership skills, client and market focus, and a results-driven orientation,” said Chuck Longiotti, executive vice president and Central West Regional Director with Aon Consulting. “Patty is a terrific addition to our team and we look forward to having her onboard.”
Smallsreed earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Purdue University. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary. Additionally, she has been an active leader in the community, holding memberships and Board roles for numerous charitable and HR organizations, including People Working Cooperatively, Boy Scouts of America and the Midwest Benefits Group. Smallsreed joined the firm Aug. 9 and is based in Chicago.