Top Insurers Tap New CIOs

It’s time for a new IT leadership at two large insurance companies — American International Group and Farmers Insurance Group.

AIG has appointed John Repko as its CIO, replacing Martha Gallo, who was company’s chief auditor before taking over as CIO last year. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Brian Duperreault, Repko will be responsible for AIG’s global technology strategy and will oversee shared infrastructure, technology partnerships, and process engineering efforts. Repko is joining AIG from commercial buildings systems provider Johnson Controls, where he served as the Global Chief Information Officer since 2016.

Also, Westfield Insurance group IT leader and CIO, Paul Wilson has joined Farmers Insurance Group as CIO. He succeeds Ron Guerrier, who left Farmers earlier this year to become CIO at Express Scripts Holding Co. 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.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

Hertz has appointed Opal Perry as its executive vice-president and CIO. She joins the company from Allstate, where she was most recently divisional chief information officer claims, vice president technology & strategic ventures.

Service Maser has appointed Robert Doty as its senior vice president and CIO. Previously, he was the company’s interim CIO, and prior to that, he was vice president of IT infrastructure. Doty joined the company in 2014 and was previously with Nissan Motor Corp. as senior manager of infrastructure.

Avon has appointed Benedetto Conversano as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer. He replaces Sue Liddie, who plans to retire in September after eight years with the company.

Eastman has appointed Aldo Noseda as vice president and CIO. Noseda joins the firm from Monsanto, where he was most recently IT vice president, global commercial.


Wynn Las Vegas has appointed Michael Napodano as CIO.

Flagstar Bank has appointed Jennifer Charters as executive vice president and CIO.

Mercedes-Benz USA has appointed Zelma Sillers as CIO.

University of Vermont has appointed Simeon Ananou as CIO.

Honeywell has appointed Bruce Mathews as CIO.

Five Star Bank has appointed Bret Walk as CIO.

Cleveland State University has appointed David Bruce as CIO.

OfferPad has appointed Gint Grabauskas as CTO.

Alpha Point has appointed Srikant Manda as CISO.

State of Illinois has appointed Kelly Ingram as CIO.

Five Below has appointed Rob Feuerman as senior vice president and CIO.