J.R. Shamley

Senior Vice President, National Life and Disability Practice Leader
Aon Hewitt, Tampa, Fla.

Thursday, June 2, 2011
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A Technical Bulwark

And then there's the numbers guy. You should be able to tell on which side of the disability-management equation Aon Hewitt's J.R. Shamley falls if you look at his pedigree.

First off, this actuary is a Purdue graduate in interdisciplinary mathematics and statistics. Then there's the 12 years he spent as a director with carriers such as Prudential and AIG, and the two years he spent as a vice president at The Hartford. Now in his seventh year with the behemoth known as Aon Hewitt, Shamley is that company's national life and disability practice leader. And his actuarial skills, clients say, are what give them the most peace of mind.

"He really worked with our vendor and the head of [its] finance and underwriting area to come up with some very adequate concessions in our renewal process," an executive and Shamley client says.

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"From an actuarial standpoint and from an account-management standpoint, I think [Shamley and his Aon Hewitt team] are a very good partner," the client says.

A risk manager in the public sector says Shamley and his team provided him with crucial technical expertise. That knowledge should prove particularly valuable as public-sector risk managers suffer through probably the worst budget crisis ever (unless 2012 proves to be worse).

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