Aon announced that William M. Choate has been appointed executive vice president in charge of the middle market and head of Aon Risk Services’ Southern Region.
A 25-year industry veteran, Choate has held a number of senior positions in the southern U.S. throughout his career. He came to Aon from Wachovia, where he served as managing director of Wachovia Insurance Services and senior vice president. As managing director, Choate was responsible for Wachovia’s national sales team, risk practice and industry groups and carrier relations and bank integration teams. Prior to coming to Wachovia, Choate served as managing director and head of Global Risk and Insurance Services for Marsh Inc. His career at Marsh began after Marsh merged with Johnson & Higgins, where Choate was managing principal.
In his new role at Aon, Choate will develop middle market strategies as well as oversee client and carrier relationships, sales and marketing, and business operations in the south. Choate will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Source: Aon Corp.