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  • allstate_groupie allstate_groupie Jun 24, 2011 1:51 PM Flag

    Time for Wilson to move on

    Another example of "looking good" - this lady is spread so thin, she won't be able to make any meaningful contributions to the company, other than in "looking good" press releases. I'd rather see Tommy Wilson and Joe Lacher promoting 15 - 20 year Allstate veterans who know the business, and know Allstate, into positions of leadership. But "no" we get talent from outside of the company, pay them big bucks, and they go through their learning curves without doing any of the "grunt work". Yeah, this "major contribution" by TW and JL will really create quick payback, I am sure (LOL). It is time for the company to let Wilson move on. It is time to replace many on the Board of Directors. Better yet, I hope there is a takeover, and someone else comes in and cleans house. Too much senior management in this company that are not contributing to the bottom line, or the top line. (Clearly companies like Nationwide saw what she could do and passed on her) ..... same thing as the Economical Insurance Group, one and a half years there, and done. Allstate picks up her paycheck now. Tom and Joe feel good about themselves. Allstate stock price dwindles.

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Katherine Mabe will join The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL - News) on July 11 as president, Allstate Protection Central/West Regions. She will report to Joseph P. Lacher Jr., president, Allstate Protection, and will be a member of Allstate's senior leadership team.

    "We have ambitious plans to profitably grow our business in an increasingly competitive industry," said Lacher. "Kathy has outstanding experience in our industry, and in a wide range of senior management roles, as well as the leadership and vision we need to accomplish our goals."

    From 2010 to 2011, Mabe was president and chief executive officer of the Economical Insurance Group, one of the largest property-casualty insurance companies in Canada. From 1982 to 2010, she held a number of management roles at Nationwide, including president of its specialty products division and president of two Nationwide subsidiaries, Titan Insurance Company and Victoria Insurance Company.

    Mabe received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and an MBA from Ohio State's Fisher College of Business. She is active in organizations and boards in both the U.S. and Canada including the YWCA, the Canada Women's Forum and the International Women's Forum. She has received a variety of professional awards, including the title of Kellogg Executive Scholar, Sales and Marketing at Northwestern University. She has also received the Ohio Diversity Council's Most Powerful and Influential Women in Ohio Award.

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