SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, has appointed Elinor MacKinnon to the position of managing director and chief information officer.
MacKinnon will be responsible for all of Esurance's information technology, including the maintenance and development of software applications that support Esurance's rapidly growing policyholder base, expanding state coverage, and product offerings. In addition, she will oversee Esurance's extensive network operations and data management function.
MacKinnon joins Esurance from Blue Shield of California, where she led the company's technology organization as chief information officer for eight years. Prior to Blue Shield, MacKinnon was the interim chief information officer at Chiron (now Novartis). MacKinnon also spent ten years at Charles Schwab, serving as a senior vice president in their technology organization during a period of explosive online growth.
"Elinor MacKinnon brings broad and successful experience in delivering innovative solutions that will help us further enhance our technology platform," said Gary Tolman, CEO of Esurance. "Given our focus on providing customers with smarter and easier ways to fulfill their insurance needs, the role of chief information officer is a vital one at Esurance. Elinor's talent and experience make her a great choice to step into this important position."
MacKinnon holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems management from the University of San Francisco. She received the San Francisco Business Times' Most Influential Women in Business Award in 2009.
MacKinnon will report to CEO Gary Tolman and be based at Esurance's San Francisco headquarters.
Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With easy-to-use mobile apps, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world™ and the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).