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State Auto Named to IDG’s CIO 100 List for 2019

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State Auto Insurance Companies has been named a recipient of a 2019 CIO
100 award by IDG’s CIO. The 32nd annual award program recognizes
organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of
operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

“This is a significant recognition of the journey to transform State
Auto that we set out on in 2015,” said State Auto Senior Vice President
and Chief Information and Strategy Officer Greg Tacchetti. “Creating a
new cloud-based 100% digital platform was fun, but seeing the platform
assist in serving our customers more effectively, generating terrific
growth, and returning State Auto to profitability is extremely
rewarding. This was always the ‘Why’ behind what we set out to

State Auto was founded in 1921 out of a desire to do things differently.
To treat customers better and more fairly. To offer those customers
flexibility. Nearly a century later, that same innovative spirit remains
at the heart of a recently transformed company. Today, State Auto offers
personal and business insurance through independent insurance agents,
with auto and home telematics programs and best in class claims service.

“Across the business landscape, companies everywhere recognize the vital
role that an innovative, value-driven approach to information technology
plays in their success,” said Maryfran Johnson, IDG’s Executive Director
of CIO Programs. “This year’s CIO 100 winning companies are inspiring
examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration, and digital
transformation will drive future growth.”

State Auto will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony
on Aug. 21 at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Co.

About the CIO 100 Awards

The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams
within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business
value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business
processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.
The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence. Recipients
are selected through a three-step process. First, companies fill out an
online application form detailing an innovative IT and business
initiative. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs)
reviews the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices
and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors review the judges’
recommendations and select the final 100.

Coverage of the 2019 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at
in August 2019 and in the summer issue of CIO’s digital magazine.

About CIO

CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs
and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and
expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As
organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers
with key insights on career development, including certifications,
hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio
—, CIO Events, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on
LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research — provides
business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information
technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving
business goals. CIO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company
information is available at

About State Auto

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company (State Auto), headquartered in
Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance
holding company. The company is primarily engaged in writing personal
and business insurance products exclusively through independent
insurance agencies and is proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner.

State Automobile Mutual is part of the State Auto Group, which is rated
A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company and includes State Automobile
Mutual, State Auto Financial Corporation, State Auto Property &
Casualty, State Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, Milbank, Meridian
Security, Patrons Mutual, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American
Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional information can be
found online at