Anthony L. Abbattista, 2009 Honoree

Vice president, technology solutions
Allstate Insurance Co.
Northbrook, , Ill.
First job:
Helper to a small general contractor
Your recreational best:
"Learning how to water ski after turning 40."
Favorite sport:
Biking for exercise
What's in your MP3 player?
"Eclectic -- classic rock, classical and a fair amount of country."
Twenty years ago, I was ...
"A bit more impetuous."
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Cookie dough
In high school, I should have been voted "Most Likely to ..."
"Be a computer geek."
Favorite book:
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
Most valuable career advice:
"Life is a constant repair job."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Stewardship is the cornerstone of everything I do. I will be remembered as a leader who always left things better than I found them -- not just a person who got the job done."


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