Aon’s Rodell Named CIAB Chairman

October 11, 2006

Tom Rodell, resident managing director of Aon Risk Services of San Francisco, has been named the 2007 chairman of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, the first person to serve twice in the key leadership position.

Rodell was elected chairman during a general membership meeting held in conjunction with the 93rd annual Insurance Leadership Forum at The Greenbrier. Rodell took office at the conclusion of the 2006 Greenbrier conference. He succeeds Charles R. (Charlie) Daniels III, executive vice president of Rose and Kiernan, Inc., of East Greenbush, N.Y.

Rodell, who has spent more than 30 years in risk management and holds a CPCU designation, was chairman of The Council in 2001. The terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001, impacted Aon, which lost a number of employees working at their offices at the World Trade Center. Rodell and the other Council officers, in conjunction with the officers of The Council of Insurance Company Executives, decided to cancel the Greenbrier meeting in 2001.

Rodell has held a number of key positions with Aon including executive vice president and chief operating officer of Aon Risk Services Inc., of Illinois and managing principal of Aon Risk Consultants Inc. In his current job as resident managing director for Aon Risk Services of San Francisco, he oversees all management responsibilities for the office.

He also has been actively involved in international insurance issues, serving as North American representative and past chairman of the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries (WFII) and past chairman of The Council’s International Task Force.

As chairman of The Council, Rodell will lead a committee of officers that includes Vice Chairman George A. (Shad) Steadman, president and chief operating officer of Rutherfoord of Roanoke, Va.; Treasurer Markham McKnight, executive vice president and director of BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., Baton Rouge, La.; and Secretary H. Wade Reece, president of BB&T Insurance Services of Raleigh, N.C.

Source: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

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