Business Technology Group Honors Allstate Executive CIO Executive Council names SVP Pete Corrigan as one to watch

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a record of technical expertise and business vision, Allstate technology executive Pete Corrigan has been awarded a 2013 CIO Ones to Watch Award from IDG's CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council.

Corrigan, senior vice president, Technology and Operations for Allstate, is among 20 award winners being recognized. He will accept the award during a ceremony scheduled for May 7, 2013, at CIO magazine's Leadership Event.

"At Allstate, we value and reward customer focus, excellence in execution, and creative and innovative thinking," said Suren Gupta, executive vice president. "Pete has excelled in all these areas and is highly respected for his business knowledge and technology expertise. He is a leader that will make change happen and is highly deserving of this award."

Corrigan currently works to develop and execute the technical elements of business strategies. Among his recent successes has been to lead, from a technology perspective, the adoption of the new eAgent software system, which provides agents a comprehensive way to manage their customers. An overwhelming percentage of agents have already opted in for this new tool to strengthen customer relationships and better serve their needs. In 2006, Corrigan consolidated four data centers into two best-in-class centers, with one of them earning Gold-level LEED certification.

Throughout Corrigan's career, he has garnered business results by focusing on the growth and development of talent. He is recognized as the founder of Allstate's Emerging Leader Program which, for over 10 years, has helped create new leaders for Allstate's technology team; the program has been so effective that in 2013 it was expanded to encompass all of Allstate's business areas.

Corrigan's "Good Hands" extend to the community in which he lives and works. He has served as a member of his local school board for four years, leading both the technology and expense committees. The technology committee developed and implemented a strategic plan providing a state-of-the-art computer training center and a computer to every student. In addition, he has led the Allstate Helping Hands committee as it coordinates volunteer efforts to help deserving organizations.

"This year's group of Ones to Watch honorees bring a sharp sense of business savvy and technology leadership to their companies," says Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine & Events. "They've all demonstrated the kind of innovative spirit, focus and determination that future CIOs will need in such abundance."

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

About CIO and the CIO Executive Council:  CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise.  The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO custom solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience.  The CIO Executive Council is a global professional association of CIOs and senior IT leaders from more than 700 organizations that serve as an unbiased peer advisory network. This member-driven organization is also dedicated to leadership development for current and future IT business leaders and to the advancement of the CIO role and IT profession. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.

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