Allstate Names Encompass President

January 13, 2006

Cynthia Hardy Young has been appointed president of Encompass Insurance. She replaces Douglas Wendt, who announced his decision to retire after 32 years of service.

Young joined Allstate in October, 2005 as the assistant vice president of product operations for Allstate Protection’s Northeast region which includes Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Previously, Young was the president of the personal lines division for Allmerica Financial Group. Prior to that she was the vice president of product management for the personal lines division of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., product manager and professional liability claims attorney at Progressive, and litigation associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

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