Aon risk services, the retail brokerage and risk management arm of Aon Corporation, has announced that Peter Johnson has been appointed resident managing director of the ARS office in Portland upon the retirement of Douglas Stirling, effective January 1, 2008.

As resident managing director, Peter will be the leader of the Aon risk services (ARS) office in Portland and will be the principal liaison to the company’s national sales group.

Mr Johnson has worked in the ARS Portland office for the past six years, most recently as the resident sales director. Prior to 2001, Mr Johnson led a client technology service for Aon.

Tom Rodell, regional managing director for Aon risk services, said: With 14 years of insurance experience, much of it with Aon risk services Portland, Peter’s experience and local knowledge will drive a new level of innovation and service to our clients and a new chapter of growth for Aon in Portland.