Patrick G. Ryan
Chairman and CEO, Ryan Specialty Group

Patrick G. Ryan
Diane Aigotti
Mike Bernay
Jeremiah Bickham
Suzanne Brandt
David S. De Berry
Kenneth W. De Berry
Kieran Dempsey
John Devereux
Dawn E. D'Onofrio
Steve England
Nicole Haggerty
Joe Hoffmann
Reza Khan
Ed McCormack
Peter McKenna
Nancy McMahon
Brendan M. Mulshine
Lisa Paschal
Mark Peeters
Frank Phillips
Mike Pilla
Michael D. Rice
Michael Sillat
Roger Smith
David Sulfridge
Jerry Tegan
Timothy W. Turner
Mark D. Wood
Nathan Warde
Miles Wuller

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Patrick G. Ryan A widely respected global insurance leader, Mr. Patrick Ryan formed Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) in 2010. Today, RSG is a global organization consisting of a wholesale brokerage, a select group of underwriting managers, and other specialty services to agents, brokers and carriers.

Prior to launching RSG, Mr. Ryan was the founder, retired chairman and CEO of Aon Corporation – one of the world's largest insurance and reinsurance brokers. As an entrepreneur, he founded the company, which traces its origins to a small insurance agency organized in 1964. When he retired from Aon, the company had more than 500 offices in 120 countries, generating revenues then in excess of $7 billion.

Mr. Ryan has received a number of accolades throughout his extensive career. In 2009 he was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University. He served as a member and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University. Both major athletic facilities – the Welsh-Ryan Arena and Ryan Field – are named after him. In 2008, Mr. Ryan was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent research centers. Also in 2008, he was elected to the International Insurance Society Hall of Fame and received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

Select career tributes include: Insurance Leader of the Year by the College of Insurance; the Insurance Federation of New York's Free Enterprise Award.