Ҵý Appoints Liz Aguinaga Chief Human Resources Officer

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý announced the appointment of Liz Aguinaga to senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Ҵý, effective today. In this role, Liz will report to Tom Pontarelli, executive vice president and chief administration officer. She will be responsible for strategies and operations for global human resources across the entire Ҵý enterprise.

"Liz has a proven track record of success at Ҵý, and I am confident that her deep understanding of the insurance industry, complemented by her excellent leadership skills, make her well suited to lead our quest to become a top-tier employer," Pontarelli said.

Liz joined Ҵý in 2010 as a vice president and human resources business partner. Her responsibilities included the development of talent solutions and a human capital strategy for Ҵý's global business, encompassing 64 branches around the world. Prior to this role, she served for nine years in both recruiting and human resources generalist functions at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Liz holds a bachelor of arts degree in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Illinois and a master's in human resources from Loyola University.

Liz succeeds Debbie Nutley, who announced her retirement earlier this year after 19 years of service at Ҵý. Debbie's career spans 24 years in the insurance industry and five years in private legal practice. "Debbie's contributions to Ҵý go well beyond the world of Human Resources. Her broad leadership experience, calm demeanor and sense of humor will be missed," Pontarelli added.

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