Senior Vice President (SVP) for Enterprise Technology at State Farm
Ashley Pettit is Senior Vice President (SVP) for Enterprise Technology of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies at their Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington, IL. Her role includes oversight for Infrastructure, IT Operations, Architecture and Engineering practices, IT Services, and Data & Analytics support for the enterprise.
Ashley sponsors the Women & Technology Employee Resource Group within State Farm and is active in sponsorship of STEM activities across the community including support for Millennium Girls (a one-day technology event for 5th-8th grade girls), Junior High STEM camps, incorporation of STEM into summer day camps, as well as partnership and support to define and implement STEM curriculum in several local school districts at K-12 levels.
In 2017, Ashley was named McLean County YWCA Woman of Distinction for her efforts in STEM and was selected as 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM by STEMConnector. More recently, Digital Insurance recognized Ashley with the 2018 Women in Insurance Leadership award for her work focusing on supporting science, technology, engineering and math education through community outreach and partnerships with local education systems.
Ashley received a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Computer Information Processing from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Management from the American College. She also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations.
Ashley has been involved in the McLean County Chamber of Commerce as a member and President of the Women’s Division group, and served on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She has also served on the Habitat for Humanity of McLean County Board of Directors.