Allstate Announces Bob Toohey to Join as CHRO

The Allstate Corporation announced that Bob Toohey will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective March 28. Toohey will help ensure that Allstate attracts, retains and cultivates a diverse workforce.

Toohey brings more than 30 years of business and human resources experience, from leading large organizations through the telecom industry evolution to building startups. Most recently, Toohey was president at pymetrics, a company that uses ethical artificial intelligence to match people to jobs where they are most likely to succeed.

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“We are excited to add Bob to Allstate’s leadership team,” said Tom Wilson, Chair, President and CEO of The Allstate Corporation. “He is a collaborative and data-driven leader with deep expertise in supporting businesses through digital transformation. His proven results in navigating complex corporate environments and driving business growth will help ensure Allstate’s long-term success as we transform our workforce, pursue our Transformative Growth initiative and build the digital insurer of the future.”

“It’s an honor to help guide such an iconic and trusted brand,” Toohey said. “Allstate has a tremendous history of innovation, and I’m excited to ensure that we are ready to meet the needs of our businesses, customers and employees as we chart the future of work.”

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Toohey was Chief People Officer through the launch of the newly combined AOL/Yahoo business unit for Verizon, following his role as Chief People Officer at AOL. Before that, he was President of Verizon Digital Media Services and President of Verizon Business. Toohey has served as Chairman of the board of directors for Atlantic Health, and as a member of the board of advisers for DocuSign and Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern University.

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