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TMCNet:  Allstate announces retirement of EVP of corporate relations

[January 18, 2013]

Allstate announces retirement of EVP of corporate relations

Jan 18, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- The Allstate Corporation, a holding company for Allstate Insurance Company, has announced that Joan Walker, executive vice president, or EVP, of corporate relations will retire from the company.

Since joining Allstate in 2005, Walker has been a member of the company's Senior Leadership Team and served as Allstate's chief communication officer. She also served as the company's interim chief marketing officer from 2007 to 2009.

"Joan has had tremendous success leading the company's communication and corporate reputation efforts during a time of significant external change," said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and CEO. "She has been a great partner and strategic counselor and we're particularly proud of her leadership in directing Allstate's philanthropic initiatives. We thank her for her service and wish her all the best." "My time at Allstate has been very rewarding and I'll always value the opportunity I've had to contribute to a company with such strong commitment to its customers and the communities it serves across the country," said Walker. "I'm confident the company's best days are ahead under the strong leadership of Allstate's executive team. I'll miss the terrific group of individuals who make up Allstate's Corporate Relations department." Before joining Allstate in 2005, Walker was executive vice president of marketing and communications for Qwest Communications International. Previously, she was senior vice president of global public affairs for Pharmacia and earlier served as a partner in the Bozell Sawyer Miller group and in governmental and educational roles.

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