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Life is Rich, Live it Fully – An Interview with Rachel Perry

Rachel Perry embodies all the qualities that make a great leader. She seeks feedback and uses it to move forward. She takes on roles that are outside of her comfort zone. She leads with transparency, honesty, and integrity. Rachel understands what she brings to the table; and because of that knowledge, she has the courage to tell others where their expertise fills in a gap in hers. For Rachel, life is not short, life is RICH and to be lived broadly. And she is doing that as she enters her next season.

About the Guest:

Rachel Perry is the resident managing director for the Aon Atlanta office. She oversees the strategic direction and growth of the commercial risk and health solutions’ operations for the Atlanta market. Rachel is also responsible for talent recruitment, development, and ensuring that Aon delivers on its service commitments to its clients.

Rachel joined Aon in September 2012 as the southeast region casualty leader and became the account executive practice leader in January 2017. As the account executive practice leader, Rachel led a team of account executives focused on strategic advice, client service, and growth. In January 2018, Rachel became the resident managing director for the Atlanta office. Before moving to Aon, Rachel spent 19 years with Marsh in their New York, New Jersey, and Atlanta offices. While at Marsh, she held several roles including senior client executive, Atlanta casualty practice leader and senior casualty advisor for large multi-national firms responsible for overall program design, marketing strategy, and negotiations of their insurance programs.

Rachel began her insurance career in 1993.

Rachel’s expertise includes working with multinational clients with complex program designs, including captives and integrated risk in various industries, including retail/wholesale, food and beverage, chemicals, manufacturing, and higher education.

Rachel earned her MBA from Coles Business School at Kennesaw State University. She received her Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in risk management and insurance, from the University of Georgia.

She also holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation.

She sits on the boards of the OnBoard organization and the University of Georgia Terry College of Business Alumni Board.

You can reach out to Rachel at:

3550 Lenox Road, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30326
rachel.perry1@aon.com

About the Host:

Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach.

Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.

After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work.

After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.

From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed.

She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.”

Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com

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