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COB Community Engagement Speaker Series: ‘The Future of the Insurance Industry’

Duane Farrington is Executive Vice President – Technology, Digital and Innovation for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies.

Duane Farrington is executive vice president-technology, digital, and innovation for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Cos.

The College of Business is sponsoring a Community Engagement Speaker Series to foster more engagement between the College of Business and the business community.

The inaugural speaker is Duane Farrington, executive vice president-technology, digital, and innovation for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Cos. He will speak about “The Future of the Insurance Industry.”

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, from 7:30–8:30 a.m., at the Illinois State University Alumni Center, Room 116. Parking is free. A complementary continental breakfast will be available. No registration is needed.

As a senior executive on the CEO’s staff, Farrington has overall responsibility for the organization’s information technology, business and systems integration, digital strategy, and innovation functions.

Farrington began his State Farm career in 1980 in Pennsylvania, assisting customers with auto claims. He has since held a variety of front-line, leadership, and executive roles in sales, underwriting, claims, information technology, and facilities management across the United States. He assumed his current position in 2012.

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