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Turnover is a fact of life in IT, but for insurance companies tackling rapid disruption and digitalization in their industry, selecting the right leaders to drive technology strategy is crucial. Here are some recent appointments at major insurers across lines of business.
Brian Repko, AIG
John Repko, CIO, AIG
Repko joins AIG from Johnson Controls, where he had been global CIO since 2016. He succeeds Martha Gallo, who is leaving the company. She had been AIG's CIO since 2017.
Paul Wilson named new Chief Information Officer for Farmers Insurance (PRNewsfoto/Farmers Insurance)
Paul Wilson, CIO, Farmers
Wilson joins Farmers from Westfield Insurance, where he had been Group IT Leader and CIO. He also spent 28 years in IT roles at Progressive. Wilson fills the role vacated by Ron Guerrier, who left Farmers to join Express Scripts.
Gina Papush, global chief data and analytics officer, Cigna
In her newly created role, Papush is responsible for leading Cigna’s enterprise data and analytics team. She last worked for QBE Insurance in the same role, and has also worked at Citi and GE Capital.
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Michael Costonis,
CNA has appointed Michael Costonis COO, responsible for IT, analytics and operations functions across the organization. Costonis joins CNA after a 26-year career at Accenture. He succeeds J. Merten, who was appointed to the position in January 2017 but is retiring.