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Safeco, Chubb, MetLife Appoint CIOs

The past few weeks have seen a spate of major appointments with new CIOs named at Safeco, Chubb and MetLife. Robert Ingram replaces Bill Jenks as Safeco CIO; former Chubb claims CIO Jim Knight takes corporate role at Chubb; Jeanette Scampas has become MetLife's enterprise CIO with Steve Sheinheit's retirement.

The past few weeks have seen a spate of major insurance technology appointments, with new CIOs starting at Chubb, MetLife and Safeco.

Following the interim appointment of June Drewry, who took on a transitional role in the wake of former CIO Chuck McCaig's retirement, Warren, N.J.-based Chubb has promoted former claims CIO Jim Knight to the top corporate IT role.

At New York-based MetLife, Jeanette Scampas has replaced Steve Sheinheit, who retired, as enterprise CIO. The former executive vice president, global information systems and global operations at Willis, joins MetLife at a time when the carrier is embarking on a joint business/IT architectural transformation.

At Seattle-based Safeco, Robert Ingram will assume the role of executive vice president and chief information officer, and will lead the carrier's IT group as it continues through a transformational effort. The former Accenture consultant, Argonaut Group CIO and USAA (San Antonio) senior vice president of IT replaces a departing Bill Jenks.

"Throughout his career, Bob [Ingram] has consistently demonstrated his IT management expertise in worldwide platform integration and overall process efficiency," said Paula Rosput Reynolds, Safeco president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "His insight will further drive alignment between IT and the business."

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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