New York Life Insurance Company has announced that senior vice president Eileen Slevin has been elected as CIO of the company.

Ms Slevin will report to executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Frank Boccio. Ms Slevin is responsible for setting the strategic technology direction of New York Life as the leader of the company’s corporate information department, which provides a wide range of technology services for New York Life customers, employees and agents. She also has direct management responsibility for two other strategic areas of the company: business resilience and corporate internet.

Ms Slevin has joined New York Life in 1977 in the group insurance department, and was promoted to assistant vice president in 1988, corporate vice president in 1991 and vice president in 1993.

Ms Slevin received a bachelor’s degree from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, and has been a member of the Health Insurance Association of American since 1979.