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Executive RLF: Renowned Program Leaders




THE 2021


THREE Program Leaders for Optimal, Personalized Mentoring in a Small Group


The Executive RLF is shaped and delivered by greatly-respected leadership experts. They have taken the time-tested, successful synergies of SIM’s famous RLF program to another level as they guide participants through an even more intense, interactive and introspective experience:

  • Learn from their combined talents and experience.
  • Tap their vast leadership development expertise.
  • Share their longstanding relationships with high-level executives.



Former SVP and Group CIO for Allstate; faculty member, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Patricia Coffey is CEO of Cedibus, LLC and an adjunct faculty member at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  She is the former Senior Vice President and Group CIO for Allstate Insurance Company, where she shaped strategic technology solutions and led award-winning efforts to utilize technology to drive business results.  She is a frequent speaker and facilitator, sharing insights into how to drive breakthrough results by leveraging technology, company culture, and individual potential.  Her work includes developing strong leaders and teams and creating an environment for innovation.  Patricia is also Chair Emeritus for SIM, is a recipient of the Distinguished Director honor from the Board of Directors of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and has been named to lists such as Computerworld’s Premier100 IT Leaders, Insurance Business America Elite Women and Insurance Network News’ Women in Insurance Leadership.  





CIO Hall of Fame Member and former Co-Director, Institute for 21st Century Leadership

June Drewry was the Global Chief Information Officer for Chubb & Son until her retirement in 2009. She served as Co-Director of The Institute For 21st Century Leadership, and is currently Facilitator Emeritus for SIM's Southeast Regional Leadership Forum, and an Executive Coach with Treeline Consulting. She has also served on a number of non-profit and for-profit boards.  Ms. Drewry has extensive international experience in the insurance and financial services industry at the senior management level, as a corporate CIO, business unit CIO and as president of a third party administration subsidiary.  June served two terms as president of SIM International and has earned several awards throughout her career for innovative business use of technology and leadership in information technology.



Jim Knight

Former Group CIO for Chubb Insurance Company and Co-Director, Institute for 21st Century Leadership

Jim Knight  is a seasoned executive and professional with more than 38 years of experience.  For the past 4 years he has been the CEO of Knight Insights, a successful empowerment/leadership coaching and executive consulting business with clients that range from many personal and professional individuals to major corporations including but not limited to Johnson and Johnson, The Loews Corporation and IBM.  Alongside his CEO role he is a Lead Director of The Institute for 21st Century Leadership under the auspices of the Society for Information Management (SIM)   


Prior to his current role Jim spent 20 years at Chubb Insurance Company in various IT leadership positions culminating in his 9-year role as the Chubb Global CIO and Executive Vice President.  As Global CIO he transformed IT and provided vision and leadership to maximize the usage of information technology to create and maintain leadership for the Chubb Corporation worldwide.  Prior to Chubb, Jim worked at Utica National Insurance Company, Home Insurance Company and Merck-Medco.


In addition to his comprehensive IT experience he gained extensive experience coaching, mentoring and being coached; interacting with many individuals and groups.  He has accreditation as a Certified Professional Coach trained at iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  He has certifications in the Energy Leadership Index, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator inventory and Hogan assessments.


Jim is dedicated to giving back including but not limited to holding various director positions on the international and local boards of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and a director on the Somerset County YMCA. He was a Big Brother for 5 years, has mentored Columbia University advanced degree students for over 10 years now and actively volunteers for Covenant House, and Junior Achievement.


Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Utica College and a Master of MIS from Kennedy-Western University.


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