3 New Executive Leaders Join Aon’s Construction Service Group

Sean O'Connell, Jason Wren and Wendy Sue Ash join Aon's Construction Service Group.
By: | November 6, 2018 • 3 min read

Aon plc has appointed three new executive brokers to its construction team’s leadership.

Sean O’Connell will step in as vice president-account executive/broker for the Construction Service Group (CSG) in the Northeast Region. Jason Wren has assumed the role of managing director, eastern growth leader, CSG. And Wendy Sue Ash has been appointed AE/broker leader, CSG.

“Above all other elements, Aon is about our people,” said Michael Scott, executive vice president & client management U.S. practice leader, CSG, Aon.

He said Aon looks at these new additions as a continued commitment to serving the construction industry.

“In short, they have been in a position to provide advocacy to their clients and deliver creative, innovative solutions. They know the marketplace and have relationships with the key decision makers within the insurance markets.”

Sean O’Connell, VP-Account Executive/Broker, CSG

O’Connell brings more than a decade of construction risk management experience and insurance underwriting to his new role.

Sean O’Connell, vice president-account executive/broker, CSG in the Northeast Region, Aon

He will be tasked with driving business production around construction advisory and broking services for Aon’s contractors and owner/developer clients.

In addition, O’Connell will work to implement strategic initiatives with a focus on client-centric solutions for growing construction risks.

“Sean has deep underwriting knowledge within the construction space and will help us employ a more robust holistic view of risk critical to the success of contractors, designers and the owners of construction projects,” Scott said.

O’Connell comes to Aon from a long tenure starting in 2009 at AIG. There, he served as E&C industry practice leader and Lexington casualty & health care manager.

Jason Wren, Managing Director, Eastern Growth Leader, CSG

Wren will be serving the construction industry and Aon through promoting new business production in the New England and New York areas.

Jason Wren, managing director, eastern growth leader, CSG, Aon

“Jason delivers impact to clients through advocacy, and a shared sense of purpose,” said Scott.

“He understands the constantly changing market dynamics and delivers creative solutions for the most complex challenges.  He looks beyond the transactional to the strategic and creates networks for our clients that directly impact their bottom line. ”

Wren’s focus will be on contractors, developers and real estate. He comes to Aon from Marsh, where he served as the Northeast’s real estate leader.

Wendy Sue Ash, AE/Broker Leader, CSG

Ash will join Aon in its Boston office. She will be responsible for the broking of the ENR 400 engagements in the east. Her background includes more than 17 years of construction brokerage experience with contractors, owners and developers.

“She is high impact contributor, who possesses both the depth of technical acumen and excellent client engagement skills,” added Scott.

She comes to Aon from Willis Construction, previously serving as its Atlantic south construction broking leader.

“In adding Sean, Jason and Wendy, we have three colleagues who possess those unique skills [to demonstrate thought leadership on emerging trends and market dynamics] and deliver them with a high degree of reliability, transparency and with a shared sense of purpose with their clients,” said Scott. &

Autumn Heisler is the digital producer and a staff writer at Risk & Insurance®. She can be reached at [email protected]

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