Aon Reworks Human Resources Outsourcing Group

May 19, 2005 ( - Aon Consulting, the Chicago-based HR and management consultant arm of Aon Corporation, on Thursday announced a restructuring of its Human Resources Outsourcing group and named several executives to key management posts.

According to a Web site statement Roger Vaughn, the US president of Aon Consulting, will provide leadership of Aon Consulting’s US Human Resources (HR) Outsourcing group. The company said reporting to Vaughn will be Randy Keeton, executive vice president, and Steve Lutz, chief sales officer, both with Aon’s HR Outsourcing group.

Keeton will be responsible for the HR Outsourcing group’s client service delivery and operations functions while Lutz will lead the sales and marketing efforts, the Aon statement said. Larry Kurzner, senior vice president of marketing with Aon’s HR Outsourcing group, will act as the liaison to the outsourcing analyst and advisor community.

As a result of the restructuring, Aon said it is eliminating the position of president of Aon’s HR Outsourcing group. Gary Budzinski, the former president, will now report directly to Vaughn, and will assist him on strategic corporate initiatives. The company said it also dropped the position of chief strategy officer for the group and has reassigned the function to Vaughn’s senior leadership team.

The purpose of the move is to better integrate its consulting and outsourcing services, the company said.

In March, Aon agreed to pay $190 million to resolve allegations by regulators that it had secretly accepted hundreds of millions of dollars to steer clients to favored insurers (See Aon Settles Bid-Rigging Charges ).