Aon Consulting Announces Chicago Market Leader

August 12, 2010 ( - Patricia Smallsreed has joined Aon Consulting as senior vice president and Chicago market leader.

As the market leader for Chicago, Smallsreed, who joined the firm on August 9, will be responsible for developing and executing a go-to-market strategy to serve clients across all Aon Consulting practices including Health & Benefits, Retirement, Human Capital, Employee Benefits Outsourcing, and Corporate Transactions. In addition, she will serve as a key account manager, leading the development, retention, and profitable growth of strategic accounts in the large client marketplace.  

According to a press release, Smallsreed brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Aon. Most recently, she was managing principal and market leader for Towers Perrin in Detroit, responsible for all services provided to clients in Michigan. With Towers Perrin for 24 years, she also served in the following positions: Health & Welfare practice leader in Chicago; market leader for Southwest Ohio and Indianapolis; and Retirement practice leader and lead actuary for key clients in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office. Prior to joining Towers Perrin, Smallsreed served as a consultant, actuary and retirement unit leader for Mercer in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Smallsreed earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Purdue University.