NU Online News Service, March 25, 2005, 10:50 a.m. EST

Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Ill., has named a new head of it distribution system.[@@]

It appointed Kevin Slawin as president of distribution for its Allstate Financial unit. Slawin was previously senior vice president of operations and technology for Allstate Financial and chief executive officer of Allstate Bank.

Slawin will be responsible for all of Allstate Financial’s distribution channels, including independent agents, financial institutions, broker-dealers and workplaces. He will also be in charge of strategy for both Allstate Bank and Allstate Financial.