State Auto Names Suzanne Sinclair Chief People Officer

State Auto announced December 7 the appointment of Suzanne M. Sinclair as Senior Vice President/Chief People Officer, effective January 3, 2017.

Suzanne Sinclair (Photo: Business Wire)

Sinclair’s 30-year career includes senior officer and executive roles in financial services at Allstate, Zurich North America and CNA Insurance spanning talent acquisition, financial management, strategic planning and execution, human resources, change management, technology, marketing and distribution, operations and line management, according to a State Auto press release. Most recently Sinclair was president and CEO of Sinclair Board Advisors, serving corporate boards in director recruitment and assessment, and executive director of Leading Women Executives, a national leadership program for high-potential female professionals.

“Suzanne’s been successful in all facets of her career, and the depth and breadth of her experience will be extremely valuable as we complete our turnaround,” said State Auto president and CEO Mike LaRocco. “She’s had experience in finance, operations and organizational processes, in addition to extensive experience in human resources and talent management. Suzanne will ensure not only our ongoing, but increased focus on our people. We’re committed to building a creative, dynamic, fun and inclusive workplace; one that enables our people to compete and win individually and as one State Auto team.”

Sinclair noted State Auto is “ … in the midst of transforming the insurance industry.”

“I’m excited to join a team that’s creating and innovating, while maintaining a nearly century-long commitment to its people and the communities in which they live and work,” she said. “I’m passionate about developing people and leading change, and can’t wait to make a difference in the lives of State Auto associates.”

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