Matt Smith Moves from Russell to Aon

Aon Consulting Worldwide, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation, appointed Matt Smith as senior vice president and leader of the defined contribution practice in the U.S.

According to a company announcement, Smith will focus on building the practice, which serves clients with design, implementation, and management strategies for defined contribution-based retirement programs.

Smith joins Aon Consulting from Russell Investments where he led the U.S. defined contribution business since 2001.

He has written and presented extensively on retirement issues, and brings 25 years of defined contribution experience to Aon Consulting, the company said.

Smith is the author of a series of Perspective columns for, titled the Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Retirement Plan Advisers.