John Barrett Joins Aon’s Southern California Executive Team

February 22, 2007

Aon recently announced that John Barrett has joined its Southern California executive team as resident managing director for Los Angeles.

Barrett, 47, was formerly managing director of Marsh, Los Angeles where he built a strong reputation for being a leader in sales and relationship development, financial management, service management, and staff and professional development, the Aon statement said. During his 21-year tenure he held a number of senior retail brokerage positions, most recently serving as managing director and office head of Marsh, Los Angeles. In that role, he led a team of more than 400 employees and oversaw the growth operations in the greater Los Angeles area.

Sam Cargill, formerly Los Angeles resident managing director, will now serve in a dual role as chairman of Aon Southern California and Aon Global Sales Leader – Americas. In this new capacity, Cargill will focus on developing new business and building stronger client relationships as well as joining John Barrett in leading Aon Southern California.

“John is a leader who has a history of delivering exceptional business results,” said Steve McGill, Aon Risk Services chief executive officer. “He has a unique ability to focus on the needs of clients as wells as the needs of staff.”

Barrett joined Marsh in 1986 as a casualty account executive handling large risk management accounts. In 2001, Barrett was named client executive practice leader (CEPL), where he oversaw sales and relationship development, financial management, service management, and staff and professional development.

Four years later, he assumed the role of CEPL for Marsh’s southwest zone, comprised of five offices in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.

Source: Aon Corp.

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