This excerpt taken from the ALL 8-K filed Dec 1, 2008.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (December 1, 2008) Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE:ALL) today announced that Senior Vice President Judith Greffin has been promoted to lead Allstate Investments, the companys investment operation. She will report to Thomas J. Wilson, Allstates chairman, president and chief executive officer. Greffin, an 18-year Allstate employee, will succeed Eric A. (Ric) Simonson, 63, who is retiring effective December 31.
Greffin, 48, was named senior vice president and chief investment officer of Allstate Insurance Company in August 2008. Previously, she served as senior managing director and chief operating officer of the investment operation.
Judys promotion represents the final step in our thoughtful and carefully planned leadership transition, said Wilson. She is the right person at the right time to lead our $100 billion investment portfolio.
With nearly twenty years of experience at Allstate, Judy has developed business and investment skills that are both broad and deep. She has significant experience in the fixed income capital markets and understands our clients and their underlying businesses. In addition, as the government and markets work to contain the financial turmoil, its important that we continue to have an experienced leadership team in place.
I would like to thank Ric for the guidance he has provided Judy during this transition and for his outstanding contributions to Allstate over the past six years. We congratulate him on his retirement. Wilson added.
Greffin said, I am honored to lead a top-notch team of investment professionals during this unprecedented time in our financial markets. I am committed to continuing Allstates proactive, decisive approach to risk reduction and overseeing our well-diversified investment portfolio for the company.
An Ohio native, Greffin holds a BS from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from Ohio State University. Outside of Allstate, she is an active board member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and Facing History and Ourselves. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
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