Patricia Coffey is Senior Vice President for Allstate Insurance Company. Working at the nation’s largest publicly held insurance company, Ms. Coffey has shaped strategic technology solutions to benefit Allstate’s employees and its customers. As a member of the senior leadership team for Technology and Strategic Ventures, she currently holds the roles of leader of the Delivery and Risk Management organization as well as Group CIO for Enterprise Applications. Ms. Coffey is dedicated to finding innovative ways to strengthen Allstate’s businesses with direct oversight of Allstate technology risk management and compliance, enterprise testing and quality, the program management office, and enterprise applications. In addition, she is a member of the faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Prior to her current roles, Ms. Coffey held a variety of CIO positions providing technology solutions and services for many of Allstate’s businesses and functional areas. Under her leadership, Ms. Coffey’s teams have received several awards for their exploitation of technology to drive business results. Most notably digital capabilities implemented across web, mobile, call center and local agency offices allow Allstate’s customers to interact when, where, and how they choose.
Ms. Coffey is Chair Emeritus for the Society for Information Management and is a member of the society’s Advanced Practices Council. In 2007, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where she earned the honor of Distinguished Director in 2015 in recognition of her board service. She has been honored with inclusion on such lists as the Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, Insurance Business America Elite Women and Insurance Network News’ Women in Insurance Leadership. She earned her BA from National-Louis University and her MBA from University of Illinois, Chicago.