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The Elite 8 Pantheon

With our 10th Anniversary Elite 8 November issue, and here on the I&T blog, we present the complete list of Elite 8 honorees, going back to 1999, the year it all started. For a graphically rich version, with additional reporting on some of the past honorees, see the print issue version of the list, "The Elite 8 Hall of Fame."

During the months-long process of naming each year's Insurance & Technology Elite 8 Award honorees, the editors of I&T are often asked who has been chosen in the past. Some who inquire may be new to the world of insurance IT. Others are familiar with Elite 8 and could name a good few honorees in the past. All are curious to see the entire list, which we refer to internally as the "Pantheon." With our 10th Anniversary Elite 8 November issue, and here on the I&T blog, we present the complete list of Elite 8 honorees, going back to 1999, the year it all started. For a graphically rich version, with additional reporting on some of the past honorees, see the print issue version of the list, "The Elite 8 Hall of Fame."2008 Charles Cornelio, CIO, SVP of Shared Services, Lincoln Financial John Golden, EVP, CIO, CNA Steven K. Wiggins, EVP, CIO, BCBS of South Carolina Jeff Carlson, EVP, CIO, AIG American General Bill Jenkins, VP, CIO, Penn National Insurance Co. Linda Squires, Senior Executive, Operations and IS, North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Akhil Tripathi, SVP, CIO, Harleysville Insurance Raymond Voelker, CIO, Progressive Insurance

2007 Catherine S. Brune, SVP, CIO, Allstate Insurance Meg McCarthy, SVP, CIO, Aetna Chris Steward, CIO, Arbella Insurance Group Jim Hanson, EVP, IS, Mutual of Omaha Dennis Mehmen, CIO, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance George Napoles, EVP, CIO and Chief Administrative Officer, Jackson National Life Mark Boxer, President & CEO of Operations, Technology and Gov. Services, WellPoint Holly Morris, SVP, CIO, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

2006 Al Bowen, SVP, Information Systems, Ohio National Financial Services Jim Court, VP, CIO, First American Property & Casualty Ins. Group Bruce Goodman, SVP, Chief Service and Information Officer, Humana John Kellington, SVP, CTO, Ohio Casualty Stuart McGuigan, EVP, enterprise CIO, Liberty Mutual Rick Roy, SVP, customer operations, CUNA Mutual Jeff Stoll, SVP, CIO, individual business, MetLife Joan Zerkovich, CIO, International Catastrophe Managers (ICAT)

2005 Dennis Noice, SVP, CIO, Nationwide Financial Services Georgette Piligian, SVP, CIO, Corporate Systems, MetLife Piyush Singh, CIO, RLI Corp. Annaclair Kiger, SVP, Customer Service and IT, Colonial Life & Accident Paul Rix, SVP, CIO, AIG Life Ron Ponder, EVP, CIO, WellPoint Scott McKay, CIO, SVP of Operations & Quality, Genworth Financial Mike Byam, VP, e-Business and Technology, Head of Transformation Office The Hartford Financial Services Group

2004 Steve Sheinheit, SVP, CTO, MetLife John Chu, SVP, e-Business and Technology, The Hartford Barbara Piehler, SVP, CIO, Northwestern Mutual Todd Ellis, SVP, CIO - commercial lines, Chubb Bob Best, EVP, CIO, UnumProvident Bob Wilkes, Business Transformation Officer, CSAA Douglas Reynolds, SVP, CIO, Allianz Life Michael Connolly, CTO, Aetna

2003 Srinivas Koushik, vice president and enterprise CTO of Nationwide Joe Gauches, EVP, The Hartford Gary Scholten, CIO, Principal Financial Group Linda Fraley, VP and CIO of Lincoln National Life Matthew Piroch, CIO, Highmark Life David Saul, CIO, Zurich North America Greg Tranter, VP and CIO for Allmerica Financial Ed Leveille, VP, CIO, Providence Washington

2002 Billy McCarter, SVP, CIO, Firemans Fund Paul Donovan, CIO, ING US Financial Services Bill Levine, EVP, CIO, AXA Financial Sherry Manetta, SVP, CIO, The Phoenix Companies Dennis Callahan, SVP, CIO, Guardian Life Ins. Co. John Sommerwerck, CIO, Erie Insurance Group Ken Jaffe, EVP, CIO, MetLife Investors Carl Ascenzo, SVP, CIO, BCBS of Massachusetts

2001 Bob Walters, EVP, CIO, John Hancock Financial Barbara Koster, SVP, CIO, Prudential Financial Chuck McCaig, Managing Director, SVP - IT, Chubb June Drewry, EVP, CIO, Aon Corp. Steve Yates, President, USAA IT Co. Ken Barger, CTO, The Hartford Byrne Chapman, VP-IS, American Family Mutual Ins. Mark Popolano, CIO, AIG

2000 Leon Billis, EVP, CIO, AXA Client Solutions Kevin Murray, SVP, CIO, AIG Claim Services Max Drucker, VP, CIO, eCoverage Tony Candito, President & CIO, New England Financial IS, SVP, MetLife George McKinnon, VP, CIO, Nationwide Christine Modie, EVP, CIO, Mass Mutual David Annis, CIO, The Hartford Cecilia Claudio, SVP, CIO, Farmers Group

1999 Bill Friel, CIO, Prudential Glenn Renwick, CIO, Progressive Don Walker, CIO, USAA Judy Campbell, CIO, NY Life Walt Wojcik, CIO, Northwestern Mutual Andrea Anania, CIO, Cigna EP Rogers, CIO, MONY Group John Hodge, CIO, NAC ReWith our 10th Anniversary Elite 8 November issue, and here on the I&T blog, we present the complete list of Elite 8 honorees, going back to 1999, the year it all started. For a graphically rich version, with additional reporting on some of the past honorees, see the print issue version of the list, "The Elite 8 Hall of Fame."

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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