Allstate Workplace Division, a subsidiary of The Allstate Corporation, has appointed Wayne Watkins as its new executive vice president of sales and distribution.

In his new role, Mr Watkins will oversee all the sales operations of the company, including the distribution of Allstate Workplace Division products through both the Allstate and independent agency channels.

A graduate of Florida State University, Mr Watkins previously served as the president of CBIZ Worksite Services.

David Bird, president of Allstate Workplace Division, said: Wayne is a dynamic leader with proven ability in the voluntary benefits market. He is knowledgeable and experienced in developing relationships that deliver services and solutions that independent brokers need to satisfy their clients’ expectations.