Farmers hires Westfield IT leader as new CIO

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Farmers Insurance has named Paul Wilson its next CIO, effective Aug. 30, 2018.

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.

"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, in a statement. "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."

Other top insurers naming new CIOs in 2018 include AIG and Nationwide.

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