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8:00pm EDT May 26, 2008

Born: Missouri, but grew up in Salina, Kansas.

Whom do you admire most in business and why?

Joel Bleeke, a great mentor of mine. When I was young at the firm, he was a tremendous mentor and was, at the time, one of the foremost thinkers in financial services. He happened to pass away at too young of an age, so he got less reputation than he deserves, but in terms of impact on me, he was incredibly impactful. He was global, he was insightful, and he was also a great creator. He created ideas and perspectives and helped people succeed.

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

Help other people succeed. Don’t worry about your agenda.

What was your very first job?

Mowed lawns at a lawn mower service.

If you could be one superhero, which one would you be and why?

The Flash because I always wanted to run a sub-4.3 40-yard dash.

Stock symbol: Aon is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol AON.