Aon Corporation has appointed Michael Szot as new chief operating officer for the Environmental Practice of Aon Risk Solutions, the firm's global risk management business.

Szot will assume responsibility for the operation and global delivery of integrated environmental risk management programs to Aon Risk Solutions clients, working closely with his colleagues in Aon Construction Services Group.

Szot has more than 30 years of insurance experience and a specialization in complex construction and environmental placements.

In addition to Szot’s new role, Greg Schilz has been appointed as global sales leader for the Environmental Practice, and Ken Anderson, Veronica Benzinger, Rod Taylor, Howard Tollin and John Welter have been appointed to the Environmental Practice executive committee.

Aon Broking and Specialty CEO Warren Mula said that Environmental risk remains a significant challenge for a broad range of industrial, commercial and residential clients worldwide.

Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is a provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing.