This excerpt taken from the ALL 8-K filed Nov 16, 2009.
NORTHBROOK, III., November 11, 2009 The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced that Andrea Redmond, 53, has been elected to its board of directors effective January 1, 2010.
Allstates board has a longstanding record of effective corporate governance, independence and responsiveness to stakeholders, said Thomas J. Wilson, Allstates chairman, president and chief executive officer. Andreas expertise in leadership development, succession planning and financial services will further strengthen an outstanding board.
Since 2007, Redmond has been an independent consultant providing executive recruiting, succession planning and talent management services to senior executives. Prior to this, she spent 20 years at Russell Reynolds Associates, where her achievements included serving as managing director and co-head of the chief executive officer (CEO) and board services practices. She also was a member of the companys executive committee, chair of its global training committee, and a founding member of its global professional development committee. In 1990, Redmond established and led Russell Reynolds global insurance practice. From 1981 to 1986, she held various positions at the First National Bank of Chicago. In 2004, Redmond co-authored a book on leadership, Business Evolves, Leadership Endures; she currently is writing another book.
Redmond earned her bachelors degree in 1978 from Northern Illinois University and her MBA in 1982 from George Williams College. She serves on the boards of Childrens Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and LivingWell Cancer Resource Center.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nations largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the Youre In Good Hands With Allstate® slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help more than 17 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®.
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