WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance®, one of the nation's largest insurer groups, named Paul Wilson, an insurance and IT professional with nearly 30 years of insurance knowledge and leadership experience, its new chief information officer effective August 30, 2018.
In his role at Farmers®, Wilson will serve as a member of the insurer group's senior leadership team and oversee the development and application of all strategic IT initiatives.
"We are proud to welcome Paul to Farmers at an important time in the organization's history as efforts continue in the area of technology innovation to better serve our customers," said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance. "With his extensive background in the insurance industry and IT leading transformational, digital and data-driven initiatives, we are confident Paul will be a strong asset to the Farmers team."
Wilson joins Farmers from Westfield Insurance, where he served as Group IT Leader and Chief Information Officer. Prior to Westfield, Wilson was with Progressive Casualty Insurance for nearly 28 years, serving in a variety of technology and business-related roles, most recently as a key IT applications executive leading Claims, Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Corporate IT functions.
"I am humbled to be joining such a well-respected organization as Farmers, with a rich history of customer and community service," said Wilson. "Their commitment to innovation and exceptional customer service creates the foundation on which Farmers can continue to deliver creative solutions that customers value."
Wilson holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Akron. He is passionate about developing the teams he leads and has attended executive training courses at Harvard Business School for executive education.
About Farmers Insurance "Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies nationally, through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange®, the largest of the three primary insurance insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2018 Fortune 500 list.
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