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Risk & Insurance Magazine® Honors 58 Marsh Colleagues with Power Broker® Awards

New York   |   February 19, 2014

Risk & Insurance® magazine this week named 58 Marsh colleagues as Power Broker® winners and finalists in its annual issue recognizing the industry’s best for their innovation and commitment to delivering superior client service and solutions.

Representing 21 categories, 46 Marsh professionals were recognized as 2014 Power Broker® winners, including two colleagues receiving the Responsibility Leader® designation, and 12 Marsh professionals were named finalists. Of the winners and finalists, 10 were placed in the Under-40 category.

“At Marsh, our talented colleagues set us apart in the industry, and we are proud of the Power Broker winners and finalists who have been recognized,” said Joe McSweeny, Marsh’s President of Global Sales. “These individuals are excellent representatives of the thousands of first-rate brokers and risk advisors we have throughout the world who help our clients thrive through superior risk management solutions.”

The Power Broker® awards are based on nominations provided by brokers and risk managers as judged by separate panels of risk managers and Risk & Insurance® journalists for each industry segment. Hundreds of risk managers were interviewed in the process of identifying, soliciting, evaluating, and judging the final nominations. Individuals were judged primarily on their creativity in solving risk-related problems during 2013, their industry knowledge, and their high level of client service.

Marsh’s 46 Power Brokers:

Michael Kowalski

Joseph Braunstein **

Daniel Mahle
Jerry McKay
Tony Rey *

Chemical & Refining
William Barnett
Duncan Plaskett

Alternative Energy
Peter Mavraganis

Traditional Energy
Jonathan Ball
Darren Jones
Duncan Ross **

Ross Pebley *
Scott Schachter **
Allan Smith

Jennifer Lester
Steve Manz
Thomas Swartz
James Vetter

Private Equity
Neill Harman

Financial Services
James Kardaras
Lisa Loughlin

Gaming and Hospitality
Marlene Benoit
Reiner Braun

Health Care
Judith Pearson

Danelle Heathman
Paula Hoots
Toni Trapani
Melissa Wirthlin


Paula Bennett
Doug Carey
Lindsay Roos **

Real Estate
Ryan Barber
Robin Reyes

James Sallada **
Marc Shemesh

Sarah Allison **
Barry Jones
Sheldon Kaufman
John Raymond

Neil Cayabyab **
Andrew Moulder
Quetzy Rivera
Robert Sweeney
Gina Visor **

Workers’ Compensation
Thomas Edridge
Robert Terracciano

Marsh’s 12 Finalists:

Vincent Zegers

Alternative Energy
Dimitrios Parikos

Cristin Bullen
Jack Palis

Financial Services
Paul Huelbig
Stefanie Pearl **

Health Care
Kevin Downs


William Bogins
Elisabeth Case
Lindy Connery **

Julie Reinhardt

* Denotes Responsibility Leader® Designation
** Denotes Under-40 Designation

About Marsh

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