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Aon Broker Ross Wheeler Recognized as a 2019 Utilities Power Broker

Topics: Utilities

Ross Wheeler
Regional Managing Director
Aon, Chicago

Ross Wheeler, Regional Managing Director, Aon

“We had a challenging year,” said a manager of insurance, “which has provided ample opportunity for our broker to shine.

“One subsidiary declared bankruptcy. When that type of catastrophic event is on the horizon, the stress and anxiety for leadership is nearly incalculable. D&O liability rapidly came to the forefront as questions regarding coverage, potential claims, and scenario planning came in rapid succession.

“[Aon’s Ross Wheeler] and his team made themselves constantly available, even at strange hours, and demonstrated their knowledge and expertise consistently.

“Ross, in particular, provided excellent guidance and demonstrated a great amount of agility and thinking outside the box to allow us to plan well in advance for some of the potential pitfalls we would eventually face.

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“Ross has always delivered on the blocking and tackling of our renewals, but this year he demonstrated his true value, helping us navigate some unknown and quite frightening waters with confidence.”

Another client had emerged from bankruptcy several years ago, and then was acquired. There remained pending litigation and outstanding D&O claims that made renewal extremely difficult. The client credits Wheeler with being able to secure coverage in a matter of days, and at favorable terms.

In particular, he changed their access points for engaging all markets.

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What is a Power Broker?

A Risk & Insurance Power Broker® is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker® award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge.

Our goal is to broadly recognize and promote outstanding risk management and customer service among the brokerage community.

Who selects the winners?

Power Brokers are selected by Risk Managers based on the strength of the testimonials they provide to a team of 15 Risk & Insurance editors and writers.

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