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  • Congratulations, Cathy Wallace

    Our hearty congratulations go to Cathy Wallace (EMBA ’04) for being named the Chief Risk Officer at State Farm Insurance. Cathy has had a long and accomplished career with State Farm. She joined State Farm in 1983 as an accounting supervisor at the Illinois Regional Office in Bloomington, Ill and has served in many functions including accounting, human resources, and credit union operations across a variety of geographic areas. Her most recent position was as operations vice president in the Great Lakes Zone at State Farm in Bloomington. She embodies what a great innovative leader should be all about. 

    Cathy bleeds Orange and Blue. Cathy received a bachelor's degree and a master’s in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1984 and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. Cathy and her husband, Brad, have three children: Stu, Kyle and Jake. Beyond all her career accomplishments, Cathy is down-to-earth, very personable, genuine, and always willing to help others.

    We’re very proud of Cathy’s accomplishments and wish her continued successes in all her professional and personal endeavors. May the force be with you, Cathy!

    Raj Echambadi
    Professor of Business Administration and
    James F. Towey Faculty Fellow and
    Executive MBA Academic Director