CYNTHIA BEVERIDGEPosted On: Jul. 29, 2007 12:00 AM CST
Aon Risk Services
As deputy leader and executive vp of Aon Corp.’s brokerage group, Cynthia Beveridge focuses on products, industry practices and capabilities within Aon Risk Services. Ms. Beveridge, who is known as a relationship builder and program innovator, also is lauded by colleagues for her expertise in directors and officers insurance solutions and placements. Prior to her current role, Ms. Beveridge served in various leadership positions at Aon, beginning as a sales and senior team leader in Aon Financial Services Group and moving up to eastern division head for service management relationship management.
Early aspirations: "I wanted to be an Olympian, somehow involved in the French culture and do something with physics, but I just couldn’t put that combination together. So, intrigued by the international insurance brokerage firm of (Alexander & Alexander Services Inc.), I began my career in New York City as a management liability broker dealing with all industries—financial and legal concerns with C-level contacts, the best platform to create my next step."
Advice to young women: "Be technical, continue to learn, take opportunities outside of your comfort zone and build a network."
What would you change: "Eliminate state regulation, while ensuring the governing body fosters a fair and level playing field."