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esurance’s executive committee

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    Gary Tolman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Gary Tolman, President & Chief Executive Officer

    Gary has more than 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. Prior to joining Esurance in 1999, Gary was president of Talegen Holdings, Inc., formerly the property and casualty insurance operations of the Xerox Corporation. Before Talegen, Gary worked at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company for 15 years, ultimately serving as senior vice president.

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    Jonathan Adkisson, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
    Jonathan Adkisson, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

    Jonathan has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He joined Esurance in 2000 and has served as chief financial officer since 2003. Prior to joining Esurance, Jonathan held various positions at Farmers Group in catastrophe management, corporate financial analysis, and actuarial. Jonathan started his career at GEICO.

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    Chris Henn, Chief Operating Officer
    Chris Henn, Managing Director — Product

    Chris has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience. Before joining Esurance in 2000, Chris was the vice president of auto product management with Nationwide Insurance. At Nationwide, he also served as vice president and general manager of Colonial Insurance. Prior to Nationwide, Chris was with Progressive Insurance Corporation for 10 years.

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    Charles Lee, General Counsel & Secretary
    Charles Lee, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

    Charles has 15 years of experience in corporate, securities, and insurance regulatory matters. He has advised clients on matters including corporate governance, privacy, data security, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology. Charles worked for Esurance in 2006 and 2007, then rejoined the company in 2012. He has also worked at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae for 8 years and Nixon Peabody for 5 years.

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    Elinor MacKinnon, Managing Director & Chief Information Officer
    Elinor MacKinnon, Managing Director & Chief Information Officer

    Elinor has worked in information technology for more than 30 years. She joined Esurance in 2012 after 7 years with Blue Shield of California, where she led the company's technology organization as chief information officer. Prior to Blue Shield, Elinor was the interim CIO at Chiron (now Novartis). She also spent 10 years at Charles Schwab as a senior vice president in their technology organization during a period of explosive online growth.

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    Mark Pitchford, Managing Director — Sales & Service
    Mark Pitchford, Managing Director — Sales & Service

    Mark has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, product management, and customer care. Prior to joining Esurance in 2012, Mark served for 4 years as Allstate's senior vice president of direct sales and service. Previous experience includes executive positions in several telecommunications firms, including Hanaro Telecom, Qwest Communications, and AT&T.