John Barrett

Aon Corp., Chairman and Executive Vice President

Aon Southern California

John Barrett is resident managing director overseeing the L.A., Irvine, and San Diego offices of Aon Corp. Los Angeles is Aon’s third-largest office, employs more than 300 people, and is the hub for Western region activities. Prior to joining Aon in 2006, Barrett spent five years at Johnson & Higgins and 16 years with Marsh Inc. He has held positions on numerous boards and is president of the California Club and president of the Advisory Board for the USC Risk Management Program, and is on the executive committee for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy most: Amazing clients; learning about new industries and the challenges they face every day; having a positive impact in the career development of my colleagues.

Proudest moment: The day I got married.

Best advice: “First seek to understand then to be understood.” – Stephen Covey

Fun fact: I’ve been on the “Family Feud” with Richard Dawson as well as on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show.”

Alma maters: Bachelor’s, Santa Clara University; MBA, Pepperdine University.

Bucket list: Attend the Masters Golf Tournament.

Hobby/Passion: Family, travel, and the Green Bay Packers.